Assemblyman Herb Conaway’s (D-7) used to being outspent, he told PolitickerNJ, so the freeholder candidates shouldn’t be daunted by the million dollars the Burlco GOP is hurling at the freeholder race.
“Money does not always win out,” Conaway said. “At the start of my career I was outspent by an enormous amount of money. The Republicans spent $800,000 and we spent maybe $175,000.”
That was 1997.
State Sen. Diane Allen (R-7) headed the opposition ticket.
“I know about being outspent,’ Conaway said. “That first election was characterized by getting out and meeting as many people as we could message. In this case, in Burlington and in [CD3] Amy’s [Belgard’s] message is in tune with people of the district. They live here.
“Unlike the congressional candidate,” the assemblyman added with a laugh, referring to Republican candidate Tom MacArthur, who is newly relocated to CD3. “These candidates, Amy and the freeholder candidates, understand people’s hopes and dreams because they live and work among the people.”