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'Ghostface Killah' Backs Hackensack Democrat Against Garrett

Wu-Tang Clan member tweets support for Hackensack attorney

A member of Wu-Tang Clan, a popular New York hip-hop group, has endorsed a Hackensack Democrat vying for the 5th Congressional District.

Critically acclaimed Ghostface Killah, lesser known as Dennis Coles, tweeted support for Roy Cho, an attorney looking to challenge Republican Rep. Scott Garrett for the district's congressional seat.

“I need yall to check my man @roycho5 website http://www.roycho.com & help get him that CONGRESS SEAT,” tweeted the hip-hop star, noting Cho’s Twitter account.

The endorsement stemmed from Cho’s sister, Jennifer, who has worked in the music industry and talked up her brother’s congressional hopes with industry contacts, according to the New Jersey Herald.

Cho, 32, is eyeing his first run for public office and was set to hold a fundraiser in New York City, the report said.

Garrett, a conservative Republican, won his sixth term in November in a contest against Teaneck Deputy Mayor Adam Gussen. The 5th District was redrawn to move Democratic strongholds, including Hackensack and most of Teaneck, in with Republican-leaning rural areas in Sussex County. Still, at least 70 percent of registered voters are in Bergen County, the report noted.

Chester June 20, 2013 at 07:26 PM
Yes, Ridgewood Mom, Garrett is for austerity. In case you haven't noticed, we are $17 trillion dollars in debt. It might be time for a touch of austerity. Or we can just keep spending our grandchildren's wealth.
peter festa June 20, 2013 at 07:28 PM
LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER OBAMA SUPERSTAR WE DONT NEED ANYMORE OF THESE SPEND MY MONEY WHEN THERE ISNT ANY MONEY LEFT SO CHINA CAN BANKROLL THE USA AGAIN SO MY GRANDCHILDREN COULD PAY IT BACK 10 FOLD PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEE
peter festa June 20, 2013 at 07:29 PM
AT LEAST GARRETT HELD IN THE REINS DURING THIS CRAZY SPENDING TIME
paul smith June 20, 2013 at 08:17 PM
He's a hypocrite- His red state buddies feed like pigs from the federal trough and he gets nice fat subsidies for his Christmas tree farm- If NJ got more back than 60 odd cents on the buck from DC we would be able to trim taxes here- I pray someone unseats him- Bergen County has no representatives in congress due to gerrymandering and the dems running lousy candidates, especially this last time- the girl hands christmas tree farmer from sussex has done zero, zilch, nothing for his constituents except funnel money from us to his red state gunsels. and I dont think the kind of endorsements like GFK are going to bring people to the polls except those who are happy with subsidized farmer scott-
Chester June 20, 2013 at 09:44 PM
Absolutely nothing in Paul Smith comment is factual. Garrett votes consistently against frivolous spending, whether here or in the evil red states. We don't need NJ to "get more back" from the federal government - we need them to take less in the first place - less from every American (except the significant minority who don't pay any taxes already.) And the statement that Garrett's Christmas tree farm is subsidized is just a ridiculous lie. It is not and has not ever been subsidized. It is assessed for tax purposes as a working farm, which it is and has been the sixties, when his family first started selling Christmas trees. Why do liberals lie consistently about things so easily disproven? I guess they just follow Obama's lead.
paul smith June 21, 2013 at 12:26 AM
@Chester...The Garrett "farm" is about ten acres and is worth "officially" less than $10,000 which is less than $1000 an acre. The cross country average is over $2000. an acre. Last time I read NJ property prices were among the highest in the country. There's my first lie, okay? And of course you can fall back on the dreaded "L" word, which I am not. It has been a family enterprise yes, but the valuation is a sweetheart deal. and he has done NOTHING for his consituents. There's lies numbers 2 and 3. Please prove my valuation and sweetheart deal comments wrong.
paul smith June 21, 2013 at 12:36 AM
@Chester- Oh yeah, I forgot... look at the National Taxpayers union map and see what red states get from us.. that's lie number 4.... Alabama, Mississippi, Kansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Arkansas, etc...
Chester June 21, 2013 at 01:08 AM
Paul Smith - do you know what farm subsidies are? Apparently not. Maybe you're not lying, maybe you're just ignorant. If you have a problem with the assessment of his property, bring it up with county assessor, but either way Scott Garrett's farm does not receive farm subsidies and you lie when you say it does. And your red state/blue state comments have absolutely nothing to do with Scott Garrett's consistent voting record against excessive spending. It's just bizarre that you keep bringing it up. Do you have some evidence that Garrett votes to spend federal money in red states? If not, then what is your point?
Ridgewood Mom June 21, 2013 at 01:16 AM
Then why did Garrett vote No on Roll Call 469 (H.R. 2021) which would have required oil and gas companies to disclose all federal subsidies they receive on applications for oil drilling permits? Why did he vote No on Roll Call 101 (H.R. 1) which would have eliminated $150 million in funding for Brazil’s cotton industry? Why did he vote No on Roll Call 557 (H.R. 3289) to require competitive bidding on oil contracts in Iraq? Why did he vote No on Roll Call 142 (H.R. 6) which would have eliminated a federal subsidy for oil drilling on public lands?
Ridgewood Mom June 21, 2013 at 01:17 AM
It would be nice to see someone introduce some real fiscal responsibility for a change, unlike the reckless austerity that Scott Garrett has been inflicting.
Ridgewood Mom June 21, 2013 at 01:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLuTRT6cQqc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBJ1DHljHv8 (I like the Dixie flag on the profile for the guy who posted this one) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOJ310IFEDY Archaic and luny.
Ridgewood Mom June 21, 2013 at 01:34 AM
Scott Garrett did say that American Midwesterners are better to do business with then "other ethnicities." As he put it, "they'll say yes to you constantly and then you'll realize they really didn't mean it." If you also don't trust "other ethnicities," then Scott Garrett is your man.
peter festa June 21, 2013 at 02:28 AM
we just want to get the economy going with added jobs in the oil industry why do we have to add new rules and regulations to stifle our effort to get the economy going so we can out of the hole that OBAMA put us in. more regulations means more government. BIG MISTAKE GOVERNMENT CA NEVER RUN A BUSINESS THEY CAN ONLY RUIN IT.
John Santaella June 21, 2013 at 03:04 AM
Kool Aide. Kool Aide. Get your free Kool Aide.
paul smith June 21, 2013 at 02:46 PM
As he pays below market rate and nj can't print cash, yes it is a subsidy picked up by other taxpayers. I dont mind this kind of benefit for farmland so the state isnt paved over but it is a point of hypocrisy on his part. And yes, I do know how farm subsidies work in terms of the food stamps program, subsidized insurance and direct payents, and agribusiness is the biggest benefactor in a number of cases. His cronies gladly enjoy the benefits of blue state largesse. Okay, in terms of spending, he voted against ending subsidies to big oil for exploration (HR601 I think) and a number of amendments to end some of the wasteful spending on aircraft procurement as well as weapons systems that dont pass muster and even the Pentagon ackowledges that there are opportunities to trim some of this bloat. These are examples where he did not vote against excessive spending when the opportunities arose to cut- these are all on the public record- he does not do enough to look after his constituent's interests- and the beneficiaries in many cases are his idealogical buddies-
peter festa June 21, 2013 at 03:52 PM
YOU BETTER GET YOUR KOOL AIDE NOW BECAUSE THAT ALL YOU WILL BE ABLE TO AFFORD SOON. CHINA IS READY TO PUSH US TO PAY UP AND WHERE WILL WE GET THE MONEY FROM YOU KEEP DRINKING YOUR KOOL AIDE. LOOK AT THE STOCK MARKET YESTERDAY BECAUSE OF CHINA,S THREAT THIS IS REAL STUFF NOT OBAMA,S FANTASY WORLD WAKE UP AND KEEP DRINKING THE KOOL AIDE PLEASE WATCH THE REAL NEWS STATIONS NOT THE OBAMA,S KISS MY ASS STATIONS AND YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN YOU AREN'T THAT STUPID TO SEE THAT THEY ARE IN BED WITH HIM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John Santaella June 21, 2013 at 09:38 PM
Keep blaming Obama. This whole crap started with Reagan's deregulations and his 'trickle down' nonsense and Bush and Co. starting two illegal and unnecessary wars without anyway to pay for them. What is your favorite flavor?
peter festa June 22, 2013 at 02:46 PM
you forgot the economy boomed under these two presidents think back to BUSH'S second term in 2006 when the DEMS took control of both house and SEN FRANK DODD were put in charge of our monies. Remember that people with low incomes were allowed to get motgages that could never be payed off remember that stated the fall of America.
John Santaella June 22, 2013 at 04:44 PM
I cannot believe that after all that has been revealed about the banking industry we are still blaming the little guy for our failures.
peter festa June 23, 2013 at 05:08 AM
IF YOU WATCHED TV YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN ALL OF THE MINORITY HOUSE MEMBERS SAYING THAT THEIR PEOPLE DESERVE WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE GETS TOO BAD FOR THEM. WE WERE ALL POOR BUT DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT TO GET TO THE POINT OF ESTABLISHING OUR CREDIT SO WE COULD BORROW WITH THE INTENT TO PAY IT BACK. DO YOU REMEMBER THOSE DAYS WHEN THE BANK LOOKED AT YOUR PROFILE AND SAID SORRY NO MORTGAGE. BUT WE KEPT WORKING HARD SO WE COULD RAISE OURSELVES OUT FROM UNDER WITHOUT ANT GOVERNMENT HELP. I QUESS YOU DONT REMEMBER THOSE DAYS. BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS. NOW ITS GIVE ME OR I DONT VOTE FOR YOU.THIS IS WHAT BUILT OUR COUNTRY????????????????
John Santaella June 23, 2013 at 10:16 AM
If you wish to cherry pick your facts you're more than welcome to do so. Delusion must be a wonderful state. And, why are you yelling? Does that make you correct?
John Santaella June 23, 2013 at 10:20 AM
PS. I don't watch TV, I read. That way I don't see the color of people's faces and make my comments based on those 'facts'. TV news does not give one the complete picture on a story. It is designed to give you a glimpse and to get you to look farther. Most Americans today are too lazy to do that though and think they get 'news' from TV or talk show radio.
Ridgewood Mom June 23, 2013 at 10:57 AM
So you agree with Garrett's position that "other ethnicities" lack trustworthiness and work ethic? Would you say that minorities don't deserve what everyone else gets?
peter festa June 24, 2013 at 01:23 AM
I guess you read all of the books that have nothing to do with reality. books can't capture what is happening everyday to this country. only the policies filled with lies and deceit dictate what is happening to our great country called AMERICA. Do you notice that he is never challenged by the news media. to think he has never been wrong for 5 years and he has never made a mistake in that time either. This is what you call fair and balanced just drink more KOOL AIDE
peter festa June 24, 2013 at 01:47 AM
to RIDGEWOOD MOM they deserve everything that we get but they have to go to school burn the midnight fires work hard achieve their goals get a decent job build equity in their lives and buy or mortage anything that they want on thier own like you and I had to do in out lives.NO ONE GAVE ME A DIME IN MY LIFETIME I went to school worked hard and then I went and bought my house. I will never pay for someone elses house when their effort is not there no I am not a racist when I was poor no one gave me anything so why should that change now REMEMBER NO WORK NO EAT
tony g2010 June 24, 2013 at 12:59 PM
I have met many people that have lacked trustworthiness and work ethic and the color of their skin or where they were born had nothing to do with it. Government assistance is one thing, having 3 or 4 generations of people, that have no intention of working, have multiple children with multiple partners, do nothing legally to support themselves to pay into the system, is another. (Did you see the guy in LA the had 22 kids with 19 different women and did not pay a cent towards any of them, the state was paying $10-k a month to support HIS kids), In fewer than 10 years, white people will be the minority in NJ and the USA, and I am sure that when that day comes, NO ONE will be worried about Minorities anymore.
peter festa June 24, 2013 at 04:20 PM
WHY DID YOU REJECT MY OPINION DOES THE TRUTH HURT YOU SO CALLED BLEEDING HEART LIBERALS WHO STEAL OUR HARD EARNED MONEY IN ORDER TO GIVE IT TO PEOPLE WHO WILL NOT LIFT THEMSELVES UP FROM POVERTY
Ridgewood Mom June 24, 2013 at 04:27 PM
Tony, I am glad to know that your views differ on the matter from Peter and Scott Garrett's, in your saying that "the color of their skin or where they were born had nothing to do with it."
Ridgewood Mom June 24, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Peter, You say that no one ever gave you a dime in your life and that "they" deserve everything that "we" get. So then why is so much of your anger being exclusively directed toward poor and socially depraved people and not at all toward privileged people who do not "work hard" and HAVE been given a lot more then "a dime" (several million or more) from the start? If a person is lazy and poor they don't take so much, because of the simple fact of the definition of what it is to be poor. On the other hand, if a person is lazy and rich they take quite a bit, because of the simple fact of the definition of what it is to be rich. The extent to which the one is a more serious problem in society then the other is obvious. Of course, you are entitled to be angry with all people who are lazy, irrespective of weather they are rich or poor. But if that is the case, then why are you directing your grievance so specifically toward those who are the least fortunate in America? And what about the fact that people don't generally have the same opportunities?
John Santaella June 24, 2013 at 07:01 PM
I've no idea whom you are talking to here. And, you're back to shouting. You seem to know much about me, even referring to me as Liberal, with a capital L yet. Liberals call me Conservative. I suppose I's somewhere in the middle; a thinking person. Not someone who purports to have all the answers and who is so insecure he has to shout them. I'm no liberal but I'm no bully either, I refuse to step on those who are downtrodden. Keep thinking that you are working to support poor people who refuse to help themselves. You are working to support the Koch brothers and their ilk and they are laughing at you as your station in life keeps slipping lower and lower. I will ignore anything you say for here on in. I had decided to do that earlier but I fell for you taunt. Adios Pedro

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