Ron Paul Endorsed By NJ Republican Assemblyman
NJ Assemblyman Michael Doherty endorsed Ron Paul at today's rally, accompanied with chants to "throw out Governor Corzine" emanating from the crowd. For those lucky enough to not live in the Garden State, New Jersey's debt is in the tens of billions of dollars. All it will take to win NJ's angry electorate is to help them realize that the same thing is going on up in Washington!
The following is an article from CWA-NJ:
Assemblyman Michael Doherty, one of the most conservative elected politicians in New Jersey will endorse Congressman Ron Paul for President tomorrow in Philadelphia:
"USA Daily exclusive-New Jersey’s top Conservative state legislator, Republican Assemblyman Michael J. Doherty (R) is set to endorse Ron Paul Saturday during Paul’s Liberty Rally at Independence Mall in Philadelphia PA.
Doherty’s endorsement will be the first high profile endorsement of Ron Paul from an elected official in the Garden State."
So, why Ron Paul?
"Doherty has a strong pro-life record and has never voted for a tax increase. The assemblyman is a top vote earner among Conservatives and Moderates in his district and is known for his defense of the Bill of Rights.
It should also be noted that Doherty is a West Point graduate and his endorsement of Ron Paul may be seen as further evidence that Ron Paul has growing support among those with military backgrounds.
USA Daily has learned that monetary policy and a non interventionist foreign policy were both major factors that Doherty took into consideration regarding tomorrow’s endorsement of Ron Paul.
Doherty’s endorsement of Ron Paul may also be an early sign that some Republicans are starting to think Paul can win the nomination."
I think the bigger surprise here is that Michael Doherty is endorsing anyone, that it is Ron Paul is not the surprise. Doherty was against the Iraq War and is a Pat Buchanan Conservative when it comes to foreign intervention as well as foreign aid.