Candidate has unusual way of seeking votes

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Typing Letter to the Editor for the Opinion page.

Democrat Josh Welle is running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives against Republican Congressman Chris Smith in New Jersey’s Fourth Congressional District (4th CD). The election is on Nov. 6.

Mr. Welle is a veteran and I thank him for his military service; can’t thank him enough.

Now his comments mentioned in (a media report) on Aug. 2 regarding residents of the 4th CD are insulting and misleading. He says he wants to end racism and discrimination in the district. “But as you go to Howell and Jackson and Allentown and Millstone, and people who voted for Chris Smith for 37 years,” he said. “They’re not there yet.”

Mr. Welle sure has a funny way of trying to get votes. I lived and served in Howell, and now live in Jackson, and just because a good many of us in the 4th CD are conservatives or lean Republican does not make us racist.

Mr. Welle’s “progressive” ways have failed everywhere they have been applied and will only place more of a burden on people and businesses already fleeing our state in droves.

Nino Borrelli
Jackson