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Ron Paul Receives Endorsement from NJ State Senator Michael J. Doherty.

Ron Paul campaigns outside the Statehouse in Trenton.

TRENTON — Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, who is running for the Republican nomination for president, picked up the endorsement of New Jersey state Sen. Michael Doherty.

* http://www.nj.com/news/in...

Attracts more than 400 supporters: http://www.marketwatch.co...

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How helpful is this being that he is only state senator? +

Not criticizing, just hoping someone can clarify for me.

It could help in NJ where

It could help in NJ where Doherty is known as probably the most conservative senator we have. I believe he's our only senator to have supported Ron Paul in 2008. And if rumors are true that Doherty will run for US Senator in 2012, it helps introduce us all to another liberty-loving, Ron Paul-Republican we can help put into office.


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What does that tell you about tyranny?

What other state senators, not only in NJ but in other states, have stepped up like this for Ron Paul? That silence speaks volumes, also.

I'm enjoying watching this endorsement. They don't come easily in this environment of bought-out puppets.

My photos of Ron Paul in Trenton

I posted photos of Ron Paul visiting Trenton, NJ on page 5 of this thread (starting with "President Paul")

Remember that in 2012 - Michael Doherty may run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Robert Menendez (D). We will need to keep track of this and help out when the time comes!


I found

this video of the speech and saw some HECKLERS? I couldn't figure out what their beef was. This may be a first. Maybe they were angry pArry supporters....8)
@ 4:54

Christie you're a fat pig..Lose some weigh.. Doctors Orders!

Chris pay attention to the champion of the constitution and lose some weight..Doctors orders!


is that really necessary?

Isn't there something else you could take issue with? If not, we're in trouble.


Don't condemn a revolution for the words of one person.

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What was the commotion about

What was the commotion about that lady with the sign? I couldn't see what it said.

Great to have him in the Garden State!

I took my wife, 6yo son and 4month old daughter there today - and he look and sounded great. After seeing him in person I can tell anyone questioning his age and energy that there is nothing to worry about! He had plenty of energy and spoke from the heart as always.

The fact that Mike Doherty is the State Senator for my district in NJ made it doubly sweet!

My son was still chanting "End the Fed" hours later..

Nice one!

Doherty is also a U.S. Army veteran! I'm sending him an invite to a little party I'm having with a few of my friends:)

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Senator Michael J. Doherty's e-mail address

If you feel like thanking him personally:



already done from Washington State..thanked him for his courage and endorsement..Ron Paul 2012!


He doesn't have to distance himself from Paul's

medicare and medicaid or even social security stance. Ron Paul will save those programs for those who are dependent on it and offer others (younger people) to opt out of these services and use the monies they'd have paid to government to get better service.

What is the point of having free will if one cannot spit in the eye of the destiny others leave you with? #ActorofConscience

Send it

to DRUDGE... bigger news than Herman McCain.

Isn't Chris Christie from New Jersey????

Am I all wet on this or was this timing rather PERFECT!

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!

The senator seems really

The senator seems really angry...

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didn't we already know this

didn't we already know this like a week ago?

It was announced formally this afternoon.

Yes, but it actually happened today and some of us were there to see the speech.


A great day for Dr. Paul

Today is a really big day for the Good Doctor. Not only did he receive this wonderful endorsement, but he's also going to be on the Daily Show tonight at 11 ET (as you all probably already know.) I think it's so important that we spread videos like these to those we know to ensure that people understand how significant his following truly is. There is a very different dynamic that comes with hearing Ron Paul speak in this setting verses the rather limited (both in time and in number of questions) exposure he receives by the media in reporting and in the debates. I'll be sure to post this on my blog to make sure this gets out! Thanks so much for posting!


like how the article ends...

"Up until this point, New Jersey Republicans have been publically quiet about who they're backing in the GOP primary. Christie has said he's withholding an endorsement, which could carry significant weight nationwide for whoever he chooses, to see how the campaign plays out.

Today, Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno signed a bill that pushes the state's presidential primary back to June. That gives Christie and fellow Republicans more time to make their decision.

It also likely removes New Jersey from the most heated parts of primary season, since traditionally nominees are selected long before June."

what decision? It's Paul or no one!

WOW =)

WOW =)

it won't play for me...can the link also be posted?

thank you

You bet!


The DP is proof that the grassroots support for Ron Paul and his peaceful message of individual liberty is large, real, and not going away!

thank you


Thanks for posting this video, cyndezu!

I wish there was more of it! Big day for Dr. Paul!