Bruce Todd

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Bruce Todd
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 3
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
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Bruce Todd was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of New Jersey.[1] He was defeated by Aimee Belgard in the Democratic primary on June 3, 2014.

Todd was previously a 2013 candidate who sought election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey. He ran for the Glass-Steagall Now Party in the general election on November 5, 2013.[2] In New Jersey, the governor and lieutenant governor run on a single ticket, and gubernatorial candidates hand pick their running-mates for lieutenant governor after the primary election. Todd was chosen by gubernatorial candidate Diane Sare.[3]

Biography

Todd joined the U.S. Army in 1968 and went through training at the U.S. Army Air Defense School in Fort Bliss, Texas until being deployed in Korea. Later, he became involved with the LaRouche Movement and began working in industrial construction. He became a millwright, focused especially on the nuclear industry.[4]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Todd listed the following themes on his campaign website:

  • Restore Glass-Steagall: "The first step in restoring the American and world economy is the reinstatement of the original 1933 Glass-Steagall Act. Glass-Steagall would separate commercial from investment banking, and thereby bankrupt the criminal Wall Street speculators who are destroying the nation. It will immediately halt the onset of hyperinflation, remove government commitment from bailing out toxic debts, and overturn the murderous “bail-in” regime of the Dodd-Frank Act."
  • Impeach Obama: "Of course, given Obama’s loyalty to the City of London and London’s Wall Street cronies, no economic recovery will be allowed to occur as long as Obama remains President. In April 2009, Lyndon LaRouche issued a prophetic warning in a public address on the nature of Obama’s “failed personality.” LaRouche warned that Obama had a destructive, power-driven mindset like that of Nero or Hitler, and as Obama’s first term unfolded, from his Nazi “useless eaters” healthcare rationing plan, to his drone killings of U.S. Citizens, to his drive toward thermonuclear war (all under the direction of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair), Obama has fulfilled the image."
  • Go Nuclear!: "In 2019 the nuclear power plant at Oyster Creek will be taken offline, and there is currently no plan to replace the energy it provides to the regional grid. If our nation is to once again become a beacon of hope, and temple of liberty, with full employment in manufacturing, agriculture, and other productive endeavors, as the restoration of Glass-Steagall makes possible, the nation must have an abundant supply of energy."

[5]

—Bruce Todd, [6]

Elections

2014

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See also: New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

The 3rd Congressional District of New Jersey held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Tom MacArthur (R) defeated Aimee Belgard (D) and Frederick John LaVergne (Democratic-Republican) in the general election.[7] In the primary election on June 3, 2014, MacArthur defeated Steve Lonegan for the Republican nomination, while Belgard defeated Howard Kleinhendler and Bruce Todd for the Democratic nomination.

New Jersey's 3rd was considered a battleground district in 2014. Incumbent Jon Runyan (R) did not run for re-election, leaving an open seat. Moreover, although Runyan won re-election by an 8.9 percent margin of victory in 2012, the presidential election went Democratic, with President Barack Obama winning in the 3rd District by 4.6 percent.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAimee Belgard 83.8% 12,425
Howard Kleinhendler 11.5% 1,705
Bruce Todd 4.7% 700
Total Votes 14,830
Source: New Jersey Division of Elections - Official Election Results

2013

See also: New Jersey gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2013

Todd ran for Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey in 2013. He appeared on the ballot as a Glass-Steagall Now candidate, alongside running-mate Diane Sare.[8] In New Jersey, the offices of governor and lieutenant governor are elected on a single ticket. The pair lost in the Nov 5, 2013 general election.

  • General Election

On November 5, 2013, Chris Christie and Kim Guadagno (R) won re-election as Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey. They defeated the Buono/Silva (D), Kaplan/Bell (L), Welzer/Alessandrini (I), Sare/Todd (I), Araujo/Salamanca (I), Schroeder/Moschella (I) and Boss/Thorne (I) ticket(s) in the general election.

Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Christie & Kim Guadagno 60.3% 1,278,932
     Democratic Barbara Buono & Milly Silva 38.2% 809,978
     Libertarian Kenneth Kaplan & Brenda Bell 0.6% 12,155
     Independent Steven Welzer & Patricia Alessandrini 0.4% 8,295
     Independent Diane Sare & Bruce Todd 0.2% 3,360
     Independent William Araujo & Maria Salamanca 0.2% 3,300
     Independent Hank Schroeder & Patricia Moschella 0.1% 2,784
     Independent Jeff Boss & Robert Thorne 0.1% 2,062
Total Votes 2,120,866
Election Results Via: New Jersey Department of State

Endorsements

The Sare/Todd ticket was endorsed by Frelinghuysen Municipal Chairman of the Warren County Republican Committee, Mark Quick[9]

Personal

Todd is retired and has two sons and one grandson.[4]

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