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Kyrillos Not Worried About Trailing in Polls

A Monmouth University poll has the state senator trailing U.S. Senator Bob Menendez by 15 points.

State Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13), now a candidate for U.S. Senate, visited the Marlboro Blues and BBQ festival on Sept. 29 and said he isn't worried about trailing in recent polls.

Kyrillos is up against incumbent Bob Menendez, who in a recent Monmouth University poll is leading the race by 9 to 15 points. According to the poll, Menendez has picked up support from independent voters in the last two months.

"The polls, some are good, some are not good but I don't pay a lot of attention to them because they can change so quickly and so much. The big poll is on election day," Kyrillos said.

New Jersey is historically a Democratic state, but Kyrillos said he believes residents around the state are willing to vote by name rather than party.

"[New Jersey] leans Democratic, but the people I meet just want to get the right thing done. They are willing to vote for a Republican, Democrat, Independents... they just want to get things accomplished."

According to staff members, the state senator is following a heavy campaign schedule, and the Blues and BBQ Festival was his eighth event that day.

"I'm working hard, I'm moving all around the state and we are trying to make things better New Jersey and America, that's why I'm running for U.S. Senate," Kyrillos said. "I want to have Washington match the spirit and the greatness of the people."

gjc October 03, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Oh and conservatives never say "I don't have to explain my vote?" The First Amendment guarantees one's right to free speech or no speech if that is what one chooses. Ever stop to think that I don't want to have to deal with personal attacks?
Bill Heller October 03, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Kyrillos abandoned his District 13 constituents by not even making a comment to support Union Beach in its fight to prevent a 38-story noisy industrial wind turbine with blades each the size of a cell tower from being erected way too close to a lot of homes. It would further degrade home values in our working class town, along with a host of other problems. Hazlet, Matawan, Holmdel, Keyport, Union Beach and Monmouth County (all within his district) also passed resolutions opposing the turbine. But still Kyrillos refused to weigh in, even after he granted a meeting to a few locals looking for his help. Recently, he was the only Republican sponsor on a bill that would have allowed wind turbines up to 500' tall on preserved farm land in two southern NJ counties. Kyrillos is not what he claims. He's a wheeling-and-dealing back door politician with no loyalty to the people he's supposed to represent. I'm a Republican, and will gladly vote for a write-in candidate as Kyrillos is deliberately throwing his Union Beach area constituents under the bus.
steve h October 03, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Re; Bill Heller, I agree with you on all points save for writing in a candidate. However, if voters felt the way you do, Kyrillos would walk right in. Writing in a candidate throws your vote away and insures that there is a chance for Kyrillos. Years ago when NJ first envisioned a Master Plan for channeling growth to areas that had the infrastructure to support it and controlling development in environmentally sensitive areas (the State Development & Redevelopment Plan) Kyrillos was in the opposition forefront. More recently he championed (along with former Senator Tom Gagliano) privatizing Sandy Hook's Fort Hancock for a for-profit a commercial developer. Thankfully, after much public opposition, many protests and the efforts of Judith Stanley Coleman and her husband Judge Coleman this fiasco to rob the public of public property was defeated. I am not a fan of Menendez but as far as your issues in Union Beach and other statewide and federal environmental policies are concerned by throwing your vote away by writing in an impossibility.... you are ensuring the possible election of Kyrillos. At least Menendez appears to stand firm on environmental concerns, public health and property rights.
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress October 08, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Better still - how many of the 207 have been passed, and weren't just posturing, or his "jumping on an already moving train??". I'm dealing with that kind of record from my opponent/incumbent in my district. He runs the plays the lobbyists call, and hopes nobody really "thinks" before this election. His "D" opponent is a "fill-in", looking for "appointment" instead of election. Will ANY of the incumbents OR candidates sign the "Change the Rules Pledge"? JJ, have you looked it over? I think you will be pleasantly surprised that thwarting corruption can be done directly in both the House and Senate, WITHOUT any interference from the Executive or Judiciary, under Separation of Powers. Removing special interest monies is the first step to controlling costs...well, actually, the second. The first would be PRODUCING A BUDGET. How many days have we done without one?? "Stand for what's right, or settle for what's left" - Frederick John LaVergne, "Democratic-Republican" for Congress, NJ District Three
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress October 08, 2012 at 05:16 PM
changetherulespledge.org democratic-republicanparty.org nationaltruth.org Three sites you need to read.

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