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District 2 is one of only three districts that the ''Asbury Park Press'' identified as competitive in 2011. The other two are Districts 14 and 38. Districts 2 and 38 may lean more Republican after [[Redistricting in New Jersey|2011 redistricting]], and District 14 may tilt more toward Democrats. As evidence, the they cite a drop in registered Democrats in Districts 2 and 38, and an increase in registered Democrats in District 14. History has shown, argues ''APP'', that districts where Democrats hold less than a 10,000 registered voter advantage typically favor the GOP. The Democratic registration advantage in District 2 is roughly 9,200 (down from 11,000).<ref>[http://www.app.com/article/20110925/NJOPINION06/309250012/Race-for-Legislature-is-on ''Asbury Park Press,'' "Race for Legislature is on," September 23, 2011]</ref>
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District 2 is one of only three districts that the ''Asbury Park Press'' identified as competitive in 2011. The other two are Districts 14 and 38. Districts 2 and 38 may lean more Republican after [[Redistricting in New Jersey|2011 redistricting]], and District 14 may still favor Democrats. As evidence, they cite a drop in registered Democrats in Districts 2 and 38, and only a small decrease in registered Democrats in District 14. History has shown, argues ''APP'', that districts where Democrats hold less than a 10,000 registered voter advantage typically favor the GOP. The Democratic registration advantage in District 2 is roughly 9,200 (down from 11,000).<ref>[http://www.app.com/article/20110925/NJOPINION06/309250012/Race-for-Legislature-is-on ''Asbury Park Press,'' "Race for Legislature is on," September 23, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 12:34, 6 October 2011

Alisa Cooper
Candidate for
New Jersey General Assembly District 2

Political party Democratic
Profession Atlantic County Freeholder-at-Large
Website Campaign website
Alisa Cooper is a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 2 of the New Jersey General Assembly. [1]

Cooper is an Atlantic County Freeholder, serving since 2005. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. She also owns Alisa Cooper Orchestras, Music & Entertainment Agency. Along with her orchestras, she has performed at a number of charitable events. She was named to the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in 2008. She is married to her husband, Doug Little. They have one child.[2]

Elections

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Alisa Cooper is a candidate for District 2 of the New Jersey General Assembly. She was bracketed with Damon Tyner in the primary. Cooper and Tyner defeated Gary Stein in the primary on June 7. John Amodeo and Chris Brown won the Republican primary unopposed.[3]

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Speculation

Asbury Park Press

District 2 is one of only three districts that the Asbury Park Press identified as competitive in 2011. The other two are Districts 14 and 38. Districts 2 and 38 may lean more Republican after 2011 redistricting, and District 14 may still favor Democrats. As evidence, they cite a drop in registered Democrats in Districts 2 and 38, and only a small decrease in registered Democrats in District 14. History has shown, argues APP, that districts where Democrats hold less than a 10,000 registered voter advantage typically favor the GOP. The Democratic registration advantage in District 2 is roughly 9,200 (down from 11,000).[4]

NJ Spotlight

With assembly incumbent Vincent Polistina (R) choosing to run for the State Senate, NJ Spotlight has identified the District 2 as a potential place for the GOP to lose a seat in the Assembly. Following redistricting, the District 2 gained Democratic communities, losing Republican Galloway Township and picking up Democratic Somers Point, Buena and Buena Vista.[5]

Issues

Campaign themes

The District 2 Democratic campaign site lists five key policy positions:

  • Taxes: "Provide real tax relief to overburdened seniors and middle-class families by ending tax cuts for multi-millionaires and restoring seniors' property tax rebates."
  • Leadership: "Provide independent leadership by working across party lines with the Governor to fix Trenton while standing up to him on policies that hurt seniors and middle-class families."
  • Spending: "End the government spending spree with a freeze on state spending, independent audits of every department and public pension reforms."
  • Political perks: "Slash taxpayer-funded political perks including free EZ-passes, housing allowances, luxury cars and luxury boxes at sports events for politicos and bureaucrats."
  • Jobs: "Attract new business and jobs to New Jersey by providing competitive tax incentives, improving access to start-up capital, and eliminating roadblocks like bureaucratic red tape."

Endorsements

Cooper has been endorsed by:

Additional reading

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