The District 38 Republican challengers are capitalizing on The Record's endorsement with thousands of robocalls.
The paper's editorial said that the paper would have endorsed incumbents Joan Voss (D-Fort Lee) and Connie Wagner (D-Paramus) had they not sent out a negative mailer associating their opponents with "porn and guns."
Bergen County Republican Chairman Bob Yudin said that the two underdog Republicans – Ridgefield Councilman Nicholas Lonzisero and Fort Lee activist Judith Fisher – are capitalizing on the flyer's backlash.
“Because of The Record endorsement in District 38, and because of the outrage at the two Democrats for charging the two Republican candidates with guns and porno, the campaign over the weekend is making tens of thousands of robocalls advising voters that The Record has endorsed two Republicans,” said Yudin.
But will the endorsement help candidates who are considered long shots in this district, despite the corruption convictions of its former senator, Joe Coniglio (D-Paramus) and the Democratic boss, Joe Ferriero.
“It only helps. It can’t hurt. In a close race it could be the difference,” said Yudin. “Realistically, I have always said it’s a very steep hill to climb, but now the hill is not quite as steep.”