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I published this earlier on my hometown Patch web site, but then I found out AOL just sold the damn thing and they fired all the writers and editors. So I'm transplanting my thoughts here.

When Rep. Rob Andrews (NJ-01) announced that he was ditching politics for the really big bucks at a high-end law firm, I wasn't surprised. He wants to escape the House investigation cloud hanging over his head about his lil ol' family trip to Scotland and the legacy of his many inactive years in Congress. Ah, but now our district is really going to experience the full monty of corruption - George Norcross' brother, State Senator Donald Norcross is going to run for Andrews' seat! Gee, think of all the graft! Think of all the back-slapping, cronyism that hasn't even been tried yet! Check out Alec MacGillis' article in the New Republic on the delicious corruption of Chris Christie and our beloved Norcross clan.  You won't be able to get through it without throwing up. Most of the South Jersey Dems are lining up behind Donald (here's a list) Guess they're afraid to buck the Norcross machine, but what are we true blue Democrats supposed to do?  

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