Anti-abortion lawmaker running for governor

Assemblyman John Wisniewski voted at least three times to outlaw abortion procedures and he voted twice to restrict access to abortion for some New Jersey women, but now he wants to be governor.

The anti-abortion laws Wisniewski supported were later declared unconstitutional after challenges were filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, but this voting record may be an issue as Wisniewski enters the fray as a candidate for governor in the 2017 Democratic primary.

Wisniewski is trying to make his campaign about Bernie Sanders, who he briefly supported over Hillary Clinton during the months leading up the the Democratic National Convention, but few knowledgeable voters are buying that.

For more than two decades, Wisniewski has been part of Trenton’s power structure. He has betrayed friends and allies. He has gotten rich off the taxpayers and his law firm has collected legal fees from some of the biggest polluters in the area he is supposed to represent as a lawmaker.

Wisniewski is facing a woman who got into the race to stop Wall Street billionaire Philip Murphy from buying the election, but Lisa McCormick says she considers the legislator to be just as dangerous.

“The biggest problem in New Jersey politics is that too often, money determines who wins and who loses,” said McCormick. “I have a plan to change that but we still need to get through this fight. Unfortunately, spending a few months advocating a progressive presidential candidate is not what makes someone worthy of our votes. John WIsniewski is no Bernie Sanders.”

McCormick said abortion is a fundamental human right for which she will fight, as governor.

“For more than 20 years, John Wisniewski has wended his way through politics in the middle of the road, cashing in whenever he could,” she said. “That is not leadership. It is leeching.”





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