J.B. Spins

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Congratulations NJ

Congratulations to my friends and former neighbors in New Jersey. According to Congress.org you have the 91st and 89th most effective senators. Unfortunately, that's out of 100, of course. When averaging senate delegations, Jersey’s power ranking is the second lowest in the country, edging out Arkansas by a nose. When House clout or lack there of is factored in, Jersey’s combined state ranking rises to a lofty 47.

Number 89, Bob Menendez, is up for election to his first full post-appointment term. NJ voters can vote for him, hope he’s not indicted and eventually claws his way into the mid 80’s, or cast their vote for Tom Kean, and try integrity for a change.