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Timberlake Rips Hugin Apart

Newest Assemblywoman takes on U.S. Senate candidate

By David Wildstein, March 01 2018 12:21 am

Another Democratic legislator is skewering Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin over an endorsement last weekend by Assemblyman Parker Space (R-Wantage).

“I am appalled and deeply disturbed by Bob Hugin’s acceptance of Parker Space’s endorsement. Space stood proudly by the Confederate flag and used sexist derogatory terms to describe his female political opponent,” said Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake (D-East Orange).  “Space’s appreciation for the Confederate flag is so blatant, he was the lone lawmaker to abstain when the General Assembly voted in 2015 to condemn Confederate flag displays. These acts resemble the trademark racist and misogynistic philosophies of Donald Trump.”

Timberlake, elected to the Assembly last month when Sheila Oliver left to become Lt. Governor, says that Hugin’s acceptance of Space’s endorsement shows he will follow Trump’s “xenophobic agenda if elected to the United States Senate.”

“New Jersey does not need a Trump pawn who will seek to divide us and carry out policies that prey on disenfranchised communities,” Timberlake said.  “We cannot allow Bob Hugin and Donald Trump to turn back the clock on the progress we have made nor allow this divisiveness to breed fear and hatred. New Jersey needs a voice that will unite us all and who stands for equality and equity for all.”

Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter (D-Paterson), State Sen. Troy Singleton (D-Palmyra) and the Sussex County Democratic Executive Committee have issued statements criticizing Hugin for taking Space’s endorsement.

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2 thoughts on “Timberlake Rips Hugin Apart

  1. So a random Assemblyman from a far corner of the stare in a superminority caucus is this threatening to the liberal order of NJs Dem establishment that we are over 5 press releases on it? Its Bob Hugin running not Parker Space. This is starting to look a little contrived and pathetic honestly.

    I still think hes better known for Space Farms than anything else.

  2. It is a sad day when you have to tell a person they have lost. It has been a travesty since the Civil War to all the confederate flag to float in the U.S. In war the loser relequeshesh the flag to show defeat, the acquiescence of the flag show the principles of and values of the victor shall reign. By allowing the South to float the flag, gave them the illusion and and behavior of the Victor.

    We are attempting to correcting an error, by having that flag removed from our everyday and placing it, as the relic it is, part of HIstory/culture that does not exist! This should have gone the way of the Wild West, Pilgrims and Salem Witch trials.

    And as for the Assemblywoman, She will be busy fighting for your section 8 rights , and affordable housing, and mobile home near Princeton.

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