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Barrett’s Tavern

by In 1980, Mickey Barrett of Bayonne chaired Hudson County Democrats for Reagan. Less than a week before election day, Ronald Reagan visited Mickey’s bar. Reagan described that night: “During the campaign, you know, we were in here New Jersey, … Continue reading

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Julian Robinson and Bobby Jackson supported Kean for Governor

by “Frustrated, if not stunned, at the potential defection of thousands of the party’s most steadfast adherants, Shapiro accused Kean of trying to buy support from influential New Jersey black officials. He charged that Kean had named Julian Robinson, a … Continue reading

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Tom Kean and David Friedland

by In the 1971 election, the Democrats garnered a one seat majority in the State Assembly. Despite this setback, Tom Kean, the outgoing majority leader, still managed to arrange a deal with David Friedland (then minority leader) for Kean to … Continue reading

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