Whelan backs Clinton for president

Sen.-elect/Assembyman Jim Whelan supports the presidential candidacy of Sen. Hillary Clinton, a determination he made shortly after his Nov. 6th victory in district 2, he told PolitickerNJ.com.

"I think she's our strongest candidate," said the former mayor of Atlantic City and one-term Democratic assemblyman who challenged and defeated Sen. Sonny McCullough.

Whelan said the last eight years under the stewardship of President George W. Bush by comparison make the Clinton years in the 1990s look very good.

"With Bill Clinton we experienced eight years of peace and prosperity," said Whelan, who observes in Sen. Clinton qualities of experience and intelligence, which in his view serve her particularly well on foreign policy and the economy.

Whelan said he would not run for Congress against U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo.

"I'm flattered that people have asked me, but I'm a lucky guy to be able to do two things I love, which are teaching school and being involved in politics," Whelan said.

Whelan backs Clinton for president