November 3, 2004
Supports Choice? No
Supports the Environment? No
Supports Civil Rights? No
Supports Education? No
Supports working families? No
Middle-East Peace? No
In 2002, Scott Garrett ran as a moderate, mainstream Republican. Two years in Congress have proven that nothing could be further from the truth.
But, most likely, Garrett will continue to do what he does best: Ignore the needs of Northern New Jersey while pushing a radical agenda that a majority of the Fifth District does not support. Should that happen, we will be there, to make sure he is held accountable for his actions.
Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-5) claims to be a mainstream Republican. But on the record, he is one of the most radical of the right-wing zealots in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is out of touch with the values of a majority of the citizens of New Jersey's Fifth District, the people he is supposed to represent.
With considerable help from the extremist Club for Growth, Scott Garrett helped drive moderate Republican Marge Roukema out of the House seat she held for decades. Since taking her seat in 2003, his first-term voting record has been driven by an ideology that is out of place in our state. Scott Garrett is the Christian Coalition’s poster-boy in New Jersey. Garrett has voted against the entire New Jersey Congressional delegation - Republicans and Democrats - an astounding 43 times! His positions are so extreme that he doesn't publish his votes on his own website.
We publish his votes here because, as concerned citizens, we believe his constituents should know the real record of Scott Garrett. We have documented the sources and specific votes Garrett cast as a freshman congressman - votes that are so at odds with his constituents that he refuses to discuss them.
Garrett Outrage of the Day
Garrett is failing!
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In the News
The Bergen Record endorses one of Scott Garrett's opponents: "Garrett... calls himself a 'mainstream tax-cutter,' but his voting record contradicts that claim." (10/29/04)
The Star Ledger endorses a Garrett opponent: "Garrett... is out of step with much of his district." (10/25/04)
The Herald News says someone other than Garrett would be "the better advocate for all the people of the 5th District." (10/25/04)
Where's Garrett? - Editorial, The Bergen Record, 10/1/04
Why is Scott Garrett hiding from his record?
is anti-abortion even when a woman has been violently raped or is
a victim of incest. 70% of people in our district have said that
they are pro-choice. Garrett voted for the so-called "partial birth
abortion" bill even though that procedure was only performed
in extreme cases including threat to the life of the mother. - 10/02/03.
(Ratings based on a scale of 0-100 unless otherwise noted)
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