November 7th, 2007 01:41 EST
New Jersey Voters Reject $450 Million Stem Cell Loan to Clone
Today, New Jersey voters soundly rejected Public Question # 2, the $450 million Stem Cell Bond Act. This was a major defeat for Governor Corzine who personally campaigned for this Question and contributed $200,000 to a shadow group which ran radio ads and made phone calls featuring Michael J. Fox. In addition, Senate President Richard Codey contributed $100,000 from his leadership PAC to run radio ads with the mother of Carl Riccio, a young man who became paralyzed as a result of wrestling accident.
New Jersey Right to Life challenged the ballot referendum in court for its deceptive nature and ran radio ads featuring Police Detective Steven McDonald who was shot in the line of duty. Detective McDonald urged a No vote on Public Question # 2. The TV ad can be viewed on our website at www.njrtl.org.
"Today's vote is a victory for NJ citizens," said Marie Tasy, Executive Director of New Jersey Right to Life. "This was an ill-conceived plan from the beginning. In the end, the people recognized that this $450 Million Boondoggle was politics masquerading as science and soundly rejected it," said Tasy.
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