GOP rival: Turner wrong on courtesy

State Sen. Shirley Turner's support of senatorial courtesy is wrong and it reflects "what's wrong with our politicians in Trenton," says he 15th district GOP opponent, Bob Martin. “It concerns me that Senator Turner views Senatorial Courtesy as acceptable because every other senator is doing it,” said Martin, who has pledged to end the practice. “I’m also concerned that Senator Turner does not see this process as an obstacle to an effective, transparent and honest government.”

“I view banning Senatorial Courtesy as part of a comprehensive package of anti-corruption laws which must be passed by the state legislature," Martin said in a statement. "I have published a comprehensive plan for anti-corruption that will significantly strengthen the watered-down anti-corruption laws passed by legislators.”

GOP rival: Turner wrong on courtesy