Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Adam Gussen decisively defeats Jason Castle and Diane Sare to battle conservative Congressman Scott Garrett in November.
Teaneck Deputy Mayor Adam Gussen easily overtook challengers Jason Castle and Diane Sare in Tuesday night's Democratic primary and will now square off with Tea Party darling incumbent Scott Garrett. According to unofficial results, Gussen took home 53 percent of the vote with 73 percent of districts reporting as of 10:30 p.m. During the primary campaign, Gussen, 38, cited his experience in one of the county's largest municipalities as one strong reason he could succeed as the congressional representative of the newly drawn 5th district. Gussen, who picked up the endorsement of the county Democratic party, said during the primary campaign he favored creating jobs incentives for businesses, and hopes for complete energy independence. “We …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
After redistricting, state’s northernmost district doesn’t get the race it was looking for
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
By Matt Manochio, NJSpotlight.com U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett, the current G.O.P. occupant and a resident of Sussex County, was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2002 and appears primed to strongly defend the seat. He faces a primary challenge from two Bergen County residents, Michael Cino and Bonnie Somer, both of whom concede the odds of winning are against them. The Democrats also have a contested primary. Teaneck’s Deputy Mayor Adam Gussen, former U.S. Marine Jason Castle and Lyndon LaRouche Democrat Diane Sare are vying for their party’s nomination on June 5. But that contest won’t provide the matchup Republicans had envisioned when they drew the new district lines last December, putting U.S. Rep. Steven Rothman, who …
Monday, May 21, 2012
The three Democrats running to represent New Jersey's 5th Congressional District held a debate in Teaneck Sunday.
The three 5th District Democratic candidates competing in the June 5 primary debated the issues in a forum at the Richard Rodda Community Center in Teaneck Sunday. Teaneck Deputy Mayor Adam Gussen, former Marine Jason Castle and Lyndon LaRouche supporter Diane Sare are all vying for the opportunity to run against Republican incumbent Scott Garrett for his seat in Congress in the November election. The economy was a main topic at the debate. Gussen said he favored creating incentives for businesses to create jobs and would like to help America have complete energy independence. "We have a tremendous opportunity to put America back to work," Gussen said. Castle said he believed he could help create partnerships between schools and employers …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Support came at Teaneck campaign event
Former Marine and 5th District Congressional Candidate Jason Castle picked up endorsements from Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-37) and NFL Hall of Famer Harry Carson at a campaign event in Teaneck over the weekend. “When I was originally considering running for Congress, Democrats, Independents and Republicans came up to me and said they were supporting me because we needed more good people and good leaders in Washington,” Carson said in a prepared statement. “That is what I have to say about Jason Castle: He is a good person and a good leader. He is authentic, genuine, and will fight to change Washington. Carson announced last month he had decided not to run against Republican Rep. Scott Garrett for the newly drawn 5th Congressional …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Candidate will move to Teaneck, report says.
Marine Corps veteran Jason Castle announced his candidacy for the 5th Congressional District Wednesday, billing himself as a moderate Democrat who would bring change to Washington politics. In a statement, Castle said the complex challenges facing America “threaten the very soul of our nation.” “Every day in this bleak economy we all fight to provide for our families. We have all made sacrifices and adjusted expectations,” he said. “Through all of this, politicians in Washington fight the same tired partisan battles rather than working together to put forward the serious reforms needed to pass America through this crisis.” In a Facebook post, Castle said Congress has become focused on “pet projects” and partisan squabbles. Castle has never…