Congressmen Frank Pallone and Rush Holt have each been trying to close the canyon in the polls between themselves and Newark Mayor Cory Booker for the Democratic nomination to succeed the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg be asserting that they are “work horses” that get the job done while Booker is a “show horse” celebrity.
There’s not much evidence that it is working. Nor is there much evidence that Pallone and Holt are indeed “work horses.”
In the 24 years Pallone has been in Congress, 6 bills that he sponsored became law. The Affordable Health Care Act, aka ObamaCare was not one of them.
Holt has been in Congress 14 years. Three of his bills have become law.
Of those nine bills Pallone and Holt have successfully navigated to the president’s desk for signature, two were to name post offices. One post office for each of them.
Booker may be a “show horse,” but what do Pallone and Holt have to show for their years in Congress?
Posted: August 2nd, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Election, Cory Booker, Frank Pallone, Rush Holt, Senate Special Election | 7 Comments »