The last time we saw Dick Zimmer, he was conceding defeat to Congressman Rush Holt in 2000 in what was a mirror image of the Gore-Bush race. Unlike the national presidential race, the local congressional race turned out better for the district and the Democrats.
So, after going through Senate candidates like bloggers go through cliches, the Republicans finally landed on Zimmer.
What's left of the Gang of Six----is Doherty-Estabrook-Sabrin-Unanue-Crowley-Pennacchio, the Sabrin and -Pennacchio campaigns are the only ones left to deal with the mess.
The Republicans have turned to two-time loser, Dick Zimmer. Once unbeatable, Zimmer first fell to Robert Torricelli in 1996 in the Senate race and then to Rush Holt in the 2000 squeaker. Since then, Zimmer has worked as a lobbyist. He was hired by the Hunterdon County Freeholders for thousands and thousands of tax dollars to try to defeat the legislation that created the Highlands. Yupper, he's gonna work out just fine.
Once considered unbeatable, the last time Zimmer won a race in 1994. If you’re voting for the first time, then the last time Zimmer won a race you were four years old.
He is not as well known state-wide as the Republicans think he is.
If he is the best the Republicans have, let’s get on with it.