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National NOW PAC Endorses Representative Rush Holt as the Candidate of Choice in the Special Primary

August 09 2013

The following is a press release from the New Jersey chapter of the National Organization for Women:

NATIONAL NOW PAC Endorses Representative Rush Holt as the Candidate of Choice in the Special Primary Election 

Upon unanimous recommendation of the NOW-NJ PAC, the National NOW PAC has endorsed U.S. Representative Rush Holt in the special primary August 13th election for the open New Jersey U.S. Senate seat. 

According to NOW-NJ PAC Chair Jennifer Armiger:

“The NOW-NJ PAC and the National NOW PAC feel that Rush Holt is the best candidate to uphold former Senator Frank Lautenberg’s legacy in support of women’s rights, progressive issues, and equality for all in the Garden State and at the federal level ...

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Holt Joins Progressive Groups in Call to Save and Expand Social Security

August 01 2013

(West Windsor, NJ) –U.S. Rep. Rush Holt today released the following statement after a rally held by Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in Trenton that called for saving and expanding Social Security:

“Republicans want to cut Social Security under the guise of saving it – and too many Democrats agree.  But the truth is, we can save Social Security without cutting the benefits that seniors rely on and have earned.  All we need to do is ask the wealthy to pay the same Social Security tax rate as ordinary families.

“It's exciting to see the progressive community embracing this idea – and especially to see progressives from DFA and PCCC gather in Trenton to build momentum.  They r ...

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65 LEADING SCIENTISTS ENDORSE RUSH HOLT FOR SENATE

July 23 2013

AMONG SIGNERS OF OPEN LETTER ARE SEVEN NOBEL LAUREATES AND FORMER SECRETARY OF ENERGY

(West Windsor, NJ) – In an open letter to the scientific community released today, 65 of the nation’s leading scientists – including seven Nobel laureates and a former Secretary of Energy – endorsed U.S. Rep. Rush Holt’s campaign for the Senate and called upon their colleagues to support his candidacy.

Holt, the scientists wrote, has been “a rare and outspoken voice for evidence-based thinking in the U.S. Congress.  He thinks like a scientist, so he is skeptical of easy answers and never stops digging until he gets the truth…. As an energy scientist, he has played an especially critical rol ...

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HOLT: “THE FIGHT AGAINST MARRIAGE DISCRIMINATION CONTINUES, AND IN THE SENATE, I WILL LEAD IT”

June 26 2013

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Rep. Rush Holt issued the following statement celebrating the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA):

“This is an important step in America's work to extend civil rights to all of our citizens.

“Congress should have repealed DOMA long ago, and its failure to do so is a shameful chapter in American history.

“Yet the Supreme Court’s decision is more powerful and more definitive than any action Congress could have taken.  DOMA is dead and will never rise again.

“But the Court stopped short of ensuring that every state recognizes the right of every American citizen to marry.  The fight against marriage discrimination continues, and in the Senate, I will ...

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HOLT INTRODUCES HIMSELF IN NEW SENATE CAMPAIGN WEBSITE, VIDEO

June 19 2013

HOLT: “I’M GOING TO BEAT CORY BOOKER AND WIN THIS CAMPAIGN THE SAME WAY I BEAT WATSON IN JEOPARDY! – ONE ANSWER AT A TIME”

(West Windsor, NJ) – U.S. Rep. Rush Holt today launched his new Senate campaign website, RushHolt.com, with an introductory video that highlights his defeat of the Jeopardy!-playing supercomputer Watson and his record of advancing progressive values.

“I’ll be the first to admit: I’m no Cory Booker,” Read More

HOLT FILES PETITIONS TO SEEK DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR U.S. SENATE

June 10 2013

​(Trenton, NJ) – The campaign of U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) today filed petitions with the New Jersey Division of Elections to place Holt’s name on the ballot for the Democratic nomination in the upcoming U.S. Senate special election.

Under New Jersey law, Holt was required to file 1,000 signatures.  He filed 4,569.

 “The support of so many thousands of New Jersey Democrats has been overwhelming,” Holt said.   “These are exactly the committed, progressive New Jersey Democrats who will vote to choose our next senator in a special election primary.”

Holt did not hire any paid workers to collect signatures, relying instead on the efforts of volunteers.  The volunteer support represents a continuat ...

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Statement from Rush Holt regarding U.S. Senate Special Election

June 06 2013

​West Windsor, NJ –

This morning, Representative Rush Holt sent an email to his supporters and friends regarding the special election for the U.S. Senate seat. This week, New Jersey lost a public servant of the highest caliber – someone whose advocacy touched, improved, and saved countless lives.  New Jerseyans knew that, in Senator Frank Lautenberg, they had a true champion who would fight for our shared progressive values.

 On Tuesday, Governor Christie announced a special election to fill the vacancy in the U.S. Senate.  Today, I ask for your support as I seek to serve as your Senator in that seat.  The reason is simple: I believe I am the best candidate to continue the passionate advocacy for progressive values that Sen. Lautenberg exempli ...

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Statement: Congressman Rush Holt on the Passing of U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg

June 03 2013

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“This is a personal loss as well as a loss for New Jersey and the country. I don't think there will ever again be anybody quite like Frank Lautenberg.

“Frank came from humble beginnings, and he never forgot that. The GI Bill sent him to Columbia University, and he always felt grateful for that and felt a need to pay back.

“Much will be said about his accomplishments: keeping trains and buses safe, promoting public health, safeguarding chemical plants, keeping cigarettes out of planes, and more. But what stands out in my mind is what Frank did to prevent drunk driving. As part of his transportation w ...

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