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}}{{tnr}}'''Alisa Cooper''' is a 2011 [[Democratic]] candidate for District 2 of the [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011|New Jersey General Assembly]]. <ref>[http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/press/atlantic/atlantic-county-freeholder-alisa-cooper-announces-that-she-s-running/article_11bcc394-5fc0-11e0-861b-001cc4c03286.html ''Press of Atlantic City,'' "Atlantic County Freeholder Alisa Cooper announces that she's running for 2nd District state Assembly seat," April 5, 2011]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Alisa Cooper''' was a 2011 [[Democratic]] candidate for District 2 of the [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011|New Jersey General Assembly]]. <ref>[http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/press/atlantic/atlantic-county-freeholder-alisa-cooper-announces-that-she-s-running/article_11bcc394-5fc0-11e0-861b-001cc4c03286.html ''Press of Atlantic City,'' "Atlantic County Freeholder Alisa Cooper announces that she's running for 2nd District state Assembly seat," April 5, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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.<ref>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alisa-Cooper-for-Assembly/193922153978670?sk=info "Alisa Cooper for Assembly," Facebook page, "Info"]</ref>
 
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.<ref>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alisa-Cooper-for-Assembly/193922153978670?sk=info "Alisa Cooper for Assembly," Facebook page, "Info"]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly 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, New Jersey|Chris Brown]] won the Republican primary unopposed.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/official-2011-primary-candidates-gen-assembly-050411.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List]</ref>
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Alisa Cooper was a candidate for District 2 of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]]. She was defeated in the general election.  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, New Jersey|Chris Brown]] won the Republican primary unopposed.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/official-2011-primary-candidates-gen-assembly-050411.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List]</ref>
  
====Redistricting====
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|Chamber= New Jersey General Assembly District 2 General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Republican
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|party3= Democratic
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|party4= Democratic
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|winner1 = John Amodeo
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|winner2 = Chris Brown
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|candidate3 = Alisa cooper
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|candidate4 = Damon Tyner
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|Inc1 = Y
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|votes1 = 25330
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|votes2 = 23440
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|votes3 = 17933
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With 2nd District Republican incumbent [[Vincent Polistina]] choosing to run for the state [[New Jersey State Senate|senate]], ''NJ Spotlight'' has identified the 2nd as a potential place for the GOP to lose a seat in the Assembly.  Following [[Redistricting in New Jersey|redistricting]] the 2nd became more Democratic, losing Republican Galloway Township and picking up Democratic Somers Point, Buena and Buena Vista.<ref>[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/0412/0219/ ''NJ Spotlight,'' "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011]</ref>
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|Chamber= New Jersey General Assembly District 2 Democratic Primary
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|year = 2011
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|winner1 =Alisa Cooper
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|winner2 = Damon Tyner
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|candidate3 = Gary Stein
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|votes1 = 3361
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|votes2 = 3370
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|votes3=524
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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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With assembly incumbent [[Vincent Polistina]] (R) choosing to run for the [[New Jersey State Senate|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 in New Jersey|redistricting]], the District 2 gained Democratic communities, losing Republican Galloway Township and picking up Democratic Somers Point, Buena and Buena Vista.<ref>[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/0412/0219/ ''NJ Spotlight,'' "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011]</ref>
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===2011===
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As of October 25, candidates for District 2 have raised $3,762,118--according to the [http://www.elec.state.nj.us/pdffiles/press_releases/pr_11032011.pdf New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission]. This makes District 2 number one in fundraising for the year. Candidates for the district have spent $3,161,517 of their campaign funds.<ref>[http://www.elec.state.nj.us/pdffiles/press_releases/pr_11032011.pdf New Jersey ELEC, "News  Release," November 3, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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*'''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."
 
*'''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."
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===2nd District debate===
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On September 15, the District 2 Assembly candidates took part in a debate sponsored by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy and ''The Press of Atlantic City.''
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*'''The full, hour-long debate can be found [http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/press/atlantic/nd-district-assembly-debate-focuses-on-taxes-and-casinos-but/article_c7153b1a-e015-11e0-8213-001cc4c03286.html here.]'''
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*''The Senate candidates' debate can be found [http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/communities/atlantic-city_pleasantville_brigantine/whelan-polistina-waste-little-time-challenging-each-other-in-first/article_d71cca80-e012-11e0-9c3b-001cc4c03286.html here].''
  
 
==Endorsements==
 
==Endorsements==
Cooper has been endorsed by:
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* [http://www.njaflcio.org/ New Jersey State AFL-CIO] <ref>[http://www.politickernj.com/files/NJ%20State%20AFL-CIO%20Endorsed%20Candidates%208-4-2011.pdf ''Politicker NJ,'' 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011]</ref>
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===State leaders pick sides in District 2===
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Several powerful state leaders have expressed support for their chosen candidates in District 2. Senate Majority Leader [[Barbara Buono]] (D) and Chairman of the state Democratic Committee [[John Wisniewski]] (D) have personally endorsed the Democratic ticket in District 2, attending a rally in support of the candidates. The Republican candidates have garnered the support of Lt. Gov. [[Kim Guadagno]] (R), who attended an event for GOP campaign staff in District 2. The visits further highlight the importance of the district in November's election.<ref>[http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/politics/atlantic_county/top-new-jersey-democrats-rally-for-nd-district-candidates/article_0c1ac756-f3bd-11e0-b5ab-001cc4c002e0.html ''Press of Atlantic City,'' "Top New Jersey Democrats rally for 2nd District candidates," October 10, 2011]</ref>
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Cooper was endorsed by the [http://www.njaflcio.org/ New Jersey State AFL-CIO] <ref>[http://www.politickernj.com/files/NJ%20State%20AFL-CIO%20Endorsed%20Candidates%208-4-2011.pdf ''Politicker NJ,'' 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011]</ref>
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*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1101/0058/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Candidates: Legislative District 2," November 1, 2011]
 
*[http://www.blogtalkradio.com/talkbackgalloway/2011/05/28/talk-back-with-atlantic-county-freeholder-alisa-cooper ''BlogTalkRadio.com,'' "Talk Back with Atlantic County Freeholder Alisa Cooper," May 28, 2011] (Radio Interview)
 
*[http://www.blogtalkradio.com/talkbackgalloway/2011/05/28/talk-back-with-atlantic-county-freeholder-alisa-cooper ''BlogTalkRadio.com,'' "Talk Back with Atlantic County Freeholder Alisa Cooper," May 28, 2011] (Radio Interview)
 
*[http://www.politickernj.com/tags/alisa-cooper ''Politicker NJ,'' "Alisa Cooper mulls Assembly Run," December 27, 2010]
 
*[http://www.politickernj.com/tags/alisa-cooper ''Politicker NJ,'' "Alisa Cooper mulls Assembly Run," December 27, 2010]
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Alisa Cooper
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Alisa Cooper was 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 was a candidate for District 2 of the New Jersey General Assembly. She was defeated in the general election. 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]

New Jersey General Assembly District 2 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Amodeo Incumbent 29.2% 25,330
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Brown 27.1% 23,440
     Democratic Alisa cooper 20.7% 17,933
     Democratic Damon Tyner 23% 19,919
Total Votes 86,622


New Jersey General Assembly District 2 Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlisa Cooper 46.3% 3,361
Green check mark transparent.pngDamon Tyner 46.5% 3,370
Gary Stein 7.2% 524
Total Votes 7,255

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]

Campaign donors

2011

District 2 tops fundraising

As of October 25, candidates for District 2 have raised $3,762,118--according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. This makes District 2 number one in fundraising for the year. Candidates for the district have spent $3,161,517 of their campaign funds.[6]

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."

2nd District debate

On September 15, the District 2 Assembly candidates took part in a debate sponsored by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy and The Press of Atlantic City.

  • The full, hour-long debate can be found here.
  • The Senate candidates' debate can be found here.

Endorsements

State leaders pick sides in District 2

Several powerful state leaders have expressed support for their chosen candidates in District 2. Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D) and Chairman of the state Democratic Committee John Wisniewski (D) have personally endorsed the Democratic ticket in District 2, attending a rally in support of the candidates. The Republican candidates have garnered the support of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R), who attended an event for GOP campaign staff in District 2. The visits further highlight the importance of the district in November's election.[7]

AFL-CIO endorses

Cooper was endorsed by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO [8]

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