Republican Third District candidates: ‘We’re fighting against Democrats’ money’

October 25, 2013

Jason Laday | October 25, 2013 | South Jersey Times

In their race to unseat the Third Legislative District’s Democratic incumbents — who include Senate President Steve Sweeney and Deputy Assembly Speaker John Burzichelli — GOP candidates Niki Trunk, Bob Vanderslice and Larry Wallace have one, over-arching message.

“Knocking on doors, people say they’ve heard the same thing over and over again, and haven’t seen results,” said Trunk. “It’s time that you gave us a chance.”

In an editorial board meeting with the South Jersey Times, the Republican candidates discussed campaign finance reform, property taxes and the state budget, minimum wage and gay marriage.

They said that since the campaign began, they have knocked on more than 6,000 doors in the district, with Trunk in particular introducing herself to voters in an attempt to defeat her high-profile opponent in the Senate.“ My proudest accomplishments are partly my professional career as an attorney, as well as being a state watchdog in the comptroller’s office — it’s a good office and a good place to be to see how government works,” said Trunk, a former Harrison Township mayor who now resides in Upper Pittsgrove. “(As mayor) we made sure we were constantly talking to businesses and making sure we were addressing their concerns.”

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