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Republicans put money behind opposition to redistricting plan

NJGOP airing paid digital campaign to raise awareness

By David Wildstein, December 13 2018 10:06 am

The New Jersey Republican State Committee has stepped up their opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment to change the way legislative districts are drawn.

The state party has a paid digital advertising campaign to raise awareness of the issue.  The amount of the buy was not immediately available.

NJGOP Executive Director Theresa Winegar will be testifying in today’s public hearing.

“A handful of politicians have demonstrated an alarming willingness to forsake the delicate fabric of the State’s democracy by advancing a redistricting amendment that benefits them and them alone,” Steinhardt said.  “We’re standing with a diverse group of over 50 organizations from around the state that oppose this measure and we are making an early investment to stop this in its tracks.”

In this rare situation, Steinhardt and the Republicans are allied with Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and a large group of Democratic-leaning grass roots organizations that are leading the fight against the redistricting plan.

“Only in New Jersey, in an era of one party rule, would government grind to halt, along with NJ Transit, so we can ignore issues like pensions and healthcare while we debate debasing the State’s Constitution,” Steinhardt said.

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