Beck lands key endorsement in big state Senate contest

The Asbury Park Press on Sunday endorsed Republican Assemblywoman Jennifer Beck over Senator Ellen Karcher in the 12th district senate race.

In an editorial titled “Beck must win in 12th district,” the paper says, “Karcher lacks the fervor Beck shows for easing residents’ tax burdens. She also lacks Beck’s passion for driving a stake through the heart of a school funding formula that unfairly penalizes suburban property owners, who are not only being asked topickup the tab for their home school districts but forced to subsidize urban districts, many of which are badly mismanaged.”

The editorial also cites the “Democrats’ dismal record on taxation, government spending and borrowing, and ethics reform… attributable in large part to Senate President Richard J. Codey, D-Essex.”

Beck lands key endorsement in big state Senate contest