Obama coming to New Jersey Wednesday

8 01 2008

 

Looking to cut into Sen. Hillary Clinton’s commanding lead in New Jersey, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama will make Jersey City his first campaign stop Wednesday after Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.

Obama, whose bid for the presidency appeared to have gained momentum and energy from his first-place finish in last week’s Iowa caucus, will host a “rally for change” Wednesday at St. Peter’s College.

Obama’s appearance is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. at the Yanitelli Center, on John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

“After his decisive victory in Iowa, the Obama campaign has tremendous momentum, organizational strength, and grassroots support,” Mark Alexander, Obama’s New Jersey campaign chief, said in a statement. “On Wednesday, Obama will rally his supporters in New Jersey as they kick off a new phase of grassroots organizing in the state.”

Clinton, the New York senator and former first lady, is likely to swing through the Garden State later this month, said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-8th Dist.), who’s been stumping for her in New Hampshire since Sunday. Pascrell said it was too soon to name a date for Clinton’s visit to New Jersey, where voters go to the polls Feb. 5.

Polls in the final months of 2007 showed Clinton consistently ahead of Obama in New Jersey, with a December survey pegging her advantage at a heady 34 percent among Democratic voters in the state.

But Obama appears to be surging at the right time. In Iowa, he took 38 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 29 percent. Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards finished second in the caucus, with 30 percent.

Clinton has the backing of key politicians in New Jersey, among them Gov. Jon Corzine, who has twice campaigned for her out of state, and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez. The co-chairs of Obama’s New Jersey campaign are Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Rep. Steve Rothman (D-9th Dist.).

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8 01 2008
Presidential election 2008 |Republicans Vs. Democrats » Obama coming to New Jersey Wednesday

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9 01 2008
shlomo

Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. is a muslim and attended a Wahabbi Madrassa as a boy.

Obama supports homosexual marriage, racial preferences, gun control, flag-burning, socialized medicine and the absolute right to abortion, including partial-birth abortions. He voted against requiring medical care for aborted fetuses who survive.
Obama opposed the Defense of Marriage Act; would work to repeal it in the U.S. Senate; would not vote for any legislation that would restrict the ability of gays and lesbians to marry.

Obama opposed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act four times in Illinois. A similar bill passed the U.S. Senate 98-0. The Born Alive bill would have prohibited a baby from being born alive but left to die according to the mother’s wishes.

Obama refused to vote for a bill in the Illinois State Senate that would have increased penalties for drug traffickers.

Obama voted against a bill that would have delivered the death penalty to gang members who murder first responders.

Obama was the only member of the Illinois State Senate to vote against a bill that prohibited early release for sexual predators.

In March, Obama tells the Muscatine, Illinois Democratic party activists that he supports relaxing restrictions on aid to the Palestinian people. He said they have suffered the most as a result of stalled peace efforts with Israel.

Obama’s picture is currently displayedon the page banner of Project Islamic H.O.P.E. Project Islamic H.O.P.E.is a national civil rights organization that advocates for the human rights of oppressed people regardless of race, gender or religion. Project Islamic H.O.P.E. follows the teachings of the Holy Quran and the example of Prophet Muhammad. (Peace Be Upon Him) Project Islamic H.O.P.E. supports and follows the leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammed, one of the world’s foremost Islamic leaders.

9 01 2008
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