(Trenton) — The New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman says Republican Congressman Frank LoBiondo’s misleading smear campaign shows that he’s scared of his Democratic opponent, former prosecutor Bill Hughes, Jr. and his own voting record on Medicare and other issues that negatively impact 2nd congressional district seniors.
Meanwhile, it’s been 2,166 days since LoBiondo has debated his 20-year record in Washington, where he’s enabled Tea Party extremists. Now, rather than promote a vision for addressing Atlantic City’s troubled economic situation or improving educational opportunities, he has decided to launch a series of cowardly and misleading television ads and direct mailers to hide from his ties to the Republican Party’s Tea Party Extremists.
“It’s sad that Frank LoBiondo, who has been entrenched in the Republican establishment for so many years, would turn to deceptive attack ads to hide the truth about his ties to the Tea Party and his extremist voting record,” said John Currie, Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee. “Clearly, he’s scared — both about his record and about the serious challenge he’s facing from a smart and dynamic former prosecutor, Bill Hughes, Jr. South Jersey deserves better than a slimy smear campaign from a 20-year incumbent. Frank LoBiondo should be embarrassed that he has nothing else to offer, and it’s time that he come home and let a true fighter for middle class families take his place.”
LoBiondo voted for Rep. Paul Ryan’s Budget proposal which, according to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, would have cut Medicare Spending by a total of $356 Billion. [H Con Res 25, Vote #88, 3/21/13; Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 3/12/13]