Tom Kean, Jr. would like you to vote for him based on his family name. Want to research his position on issues you care about? You won’t find it on his website. You can give him your email address, you can give him your dollars, but what you can’t give him is an examination of his record. Is it because he’s trying to run on the moderate reputation of his father? Or is it because he doesn’t want you to look at his voting record in the NJ Senate?
What are some of these “New Jersey values” he says he stands for?
- Is it anti-immigration in the fourth most diverse state in the country, where immigrants make up one-third of the workforce? Kean, Jr. was all-in on Trump’s 2017 Muslim ban, saying that anti-immigration policies and Islamophobia don’t matter to his constituents.
- Is it bias against gay and lesbian residents? Kean, Jr. has consistently voted against marriage equality and LGBTQ families.
- Do New Jersey values include standing on the podium with Donald Trump? Trump lost in NJ, only garnering 41% of the vote.
- Is it a 100% rating from the NRA, in a state that has some of the most stringent gun safety laws in the country? Kean, Jr. has voted “nay” on restricting handguns and reducing the maximum capacity of magazines.
Tom Kean, Jr. must not want you to know any of that. His website fails to mention any.of his positions on anything. Do you want to know where Tom Malinowski stands on the issues? He shows us, in his actions, his votes, and right on his website. He’s proud of his work for our district and for his positions. Why is Kean, Jr. hiding his?
What’s in a name? In this case, who knows? Voting for a candidate based on his name is like rooting for a sports team based on their uniform colors. It looks great, but it’s meaningless in action.