Ahearn backs Kean

The Tom Kean for U.S. Senate website touts the endorsements of 66 regular New Jerseyans, including Matthew Ahearn, a former Democratic Assemblyman. “I had the pleasure to serve with in the NJ Assembly – from across the aisle,” Ahearn wrote. “Darn shame he is a Republican, but he will get my vote in spite of that fact, any chance I get, because he earned it from what I saw first hand in Trenton. I trust him not to sell out the people of NJ in Washington in favor of partisan games to hold onto power for its own sake. I just can’t say the same for my own party’s team from Hudson County with a strait face.” Ahearn was elected to the Assembly in 2001 and switched to the Green Party in 2002. He is again a registered Democrat. Kean also won the endorsement of Westfield resident Francis Quinn, who says “he will support conservative judes (unlike his father) and help reduce taxes.” Another Kean backer, Leigh Maris of Sea Bright, says that Kean has a commitment to Republican values “without being pedantic and overly-conservative.” West Long Branch resident Richard Osborne says that “it’s about time New Jersey has a strong Republican candidate for statewide office. The last two were quite weak.” Nazim Haqqani, college student from Franklin, says Kean will be a “breath of fresh air against (Bob) Menendez whose anti-Arab, race-bait politics as evident in the Dubai ports fiasco showed us the ugly side of New Jersey and national politics. Hopefully Tom Kean stands for reform on many vital issues including protecting our basic civil rights, advocating an independent and viable state for the Palestinian people, and NOT leading our nation to further disaster by supporting a war against sovereign Iran, formerly Persia.”

Ahearn backs Kean