It’s finally Infrastructure Week so songs about highways, trains and bridges comprised the content for Jandoli Institute Executive Director Richard Lee’s Nov. 11. radio show on WSBU-FM (88.3). Lee’s show streams live on Thursdays at 3 p.m. on the WSBU livestream site.
Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy’s narrow victory over Republican Jack Ciattarelli in Tuesday’s New Jersey governor’s election is reminiscent of Christie Whitman’s 1990 campaign for U.S. Senate.
At the time, Whitman, a Republican, was a county freeholder who was given little chance to unseat popular Democrat Bill Bradley. But voters were angry that Democrat Jim Florio and the Democratic legislature had enacted a massive tax increase. Florio wasn’t on the ballot, so Bradley felt the wrath of New Jersey voters and just barely defeated Whitman.