Lisa McCormick is seeking support for her bid for the Democratic nomination for governor, in a long shot contest against a Wall Street billionaire who has bought up support from most of the state’s political establishment.
To stop corporate raider Phil Murphy, Lisa McCormick is waging a grass roots effort through direct contact with voters, email and old fashioned letters.
Her struggle is being supported by Democrats for Change, a reform movement that was launched in 2005, around the time another Wall Street titan, Jon Corzine, moved to take over the State House.
McCormick is also working to secure an endorsement from Democracy for America, an offshoot of Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign. Progressive New Jersey voters are able to visit that group’s website to assert support for a McCormick endorsement.
McCormick has proposed a radical agenda for restructuring state government, consolidating school administration and fully funding public education with income tax revenue, which would cut the state’s highest-in-the-nation property taxes in half.
She also charges officials with dereliction of duty for leaving the vast majority of reported crimes unsolved. McCormick attributes the 75 percent of offenses that never get solved to a dysfunctional government controlled by tone deaf politicians enslaved by the incessant demand for campaign money.
To the extent that government has any purpose at all, McCormick says it makes no sense to leave so many crimes unsolved because “these are real lives and they belong to real people.”
“A teenage boy was killed in a daylight shooting in Camden’ on April 24, 2014, but the 15-year-old victim, Troy Anderson, was denied justice as investigators failed to piece together enough clues to identify his murderer,” said McCormick. “The same can be said of half of all homicides in New Jersey, where people are literally getting away with murder and politicians spend more time raising money than fixing problems.”
“These are just a few of the problems we have, but there is widespread racial segregation, high insurance rates, unstable government finances, massive public debt, official corruption, home foreclosures, jobs and economic problems, inadequate health service and hospital closings, profiteering and fraud, but the people running for governor are millionaires who do not care about our people,” said McCormick. “That is why I am different. I will not be taking a pay cut to serve as governor. This is a job I am willing to work at.”
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