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"Many bad guys past"

Many bad guys past - 3/7/2011
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Belmar, NJ

Our new governor is in the hot seat. He has to reverse the graft laden damage that the previous 3 governors have bestowed on our wonderful state. Hope he can stand up to the barrage of pushback, run amuck unions, ridiculously high state salaries & overlapping multiple state pensions. Without all that NJ is one of the best pieces of real estate in the nation. If you come, come join the fight to take her back

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