Bergen GOP chairman criticizes staffer casino ties

Bergen County GOP Chairman Robert Yudin says that a lobbyist working for Gov. Jon Corzine’s campaign should not be helping casino clients find political pollsters.

Bill Maer, who works for the state’s second largest lobbying firm, took a leave of absence in August to work full time for Corzine. He has agreed not to lobby while working for the governor, but then helped Harrah’s hire a pollster to test the mood of the New Jersey electorate.

“Even if it is technically legal, it is a typical Democratic conflict of interest,” said Yudin. “It goes right to the heart of what is wrong with New Jersey over the last eight years of Democratic rule. Everything is for sale to the highest bidder.”

Bergen GOP chairman criticizes staffer casino ties