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Thank you

Dear Friends,

It has been and honor and a pleasure working with you these past six months. Although the result last night was not what we had hoped for, the journey was a victory in itself.

I hope you remember the issues and the people we stood for- the small business owners who are being squeezed, the teachers who deserve our support not vilification and all those Americans living on the edge who are in need of our support.

Teddy Roosevelt once said, “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming.”

You all deserve the credit. Thank you for your support and thank you for your time.

Warm Regards,
Douglas Herbert

Vote for Douglas Herbert

My oldest son often stops by my campaign headquarters, and one night, on the drive home, we were discussing his plans for college. Inevitably – and I am sure many parents will attest to this – I began to think about his future. My son will soon be on his own, trying to forge his own path, and I wondered about the world he will inherit.

I thought about decisions that I have faced: my decision to drop out of College and join the Army, returning four years later to finish my degree; my decision to attend law school and eventually to open my own firm.

The decisions I made were difficult at the time, but now they seem clear. We are a country faced with tough decisions. One of them is the election this Tuesday, November 2nd.

We must ask ourselves, is the status-quo acceptable? If not, has Rodney Frelinghuysen shown independent leadership during this time of economic uncertainty?

Mr. Frelinghuysen has found himself in an unfortunate niche in Congress of late, the niche of a career politician. Having been in Congress for 16 years, he has increasingly given in to his party at the expense of our District.

Over the last two years, he voted against nine tax cuts for small businesses while simultaneously voting to bail out the banks.

He also talks about the importance of investing in education, yet two months ago, he voted against a deficit-neutral bill that saved the jobs of 3,900 New Jersey teachers.

We cannot take his supposed fiscal responsibility seriously with these votes. Moreover, the fact that in the midst of a recession he was one of only seven Congressmen to increase their pork-barrel projects illustrates how out of touch he is with our District’s values.

The Eleventh District deserves a Congressman with strong economic and fiscal policies. As a small business owner, I understand that small businesses are the engine of our economic growth. That is why I have proposed a three-point plan to jumpstart small businesses. I will fight to provide payroll tax credits to small businesses that hire Americans who are out of work. I will fight to expand guaranteed loan programs and credit lines that will provide small businesses with the resources to grow. Lastly, I will fight for investments and tax credits for competitive research grants that will help the Eleventh District innovate. As a result, our district can expect new, high paying, and secure jobs.

While focusing on the current jobs crisis, I will not ignore the long-term threat of crippling debt. If we continue to pass deficit budgets, an unsustainable future will be the legacy we pass on to our children, and that is unacceptable. The Eleventh District deserves a Congressman who understands that.

After 16 years, Rodney Frelinghuysen has forgotten his obligation to our District. After 16 years, I ask you to give me a chance. I will fight to create jobs and to help our small businesses, and I will never jeopardize the competitiveness of our nation. I ask that you vote for me on Tuesday, November 2nd.

Douglas Herbert

Final Debate – Friday on WRNJ

The final of two radio debates between Douglas Herbert and Rodney Frelinghuysen in New Jersey’s Eleventh Congressional District will occur this Friday, October 28th at 11am. It will be broadcast on WRNJ, 92.7FM, 1510AM, 104.7FM located out of Hackettstown, and the moderator will be Joyce Estes. Reporters are kindly requested to arrive at the studio by 10:45am. Photographs of the two candidates will be allowed.

100 Route 46West Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Douglas Herbert is a veteran of the 82nd Airborne and he currently resides in Chatham, NJ. He is running against the eight-term incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen.

Herbert Hits Frelinghuysen on ARC Hypocrisy

(Morristown) – October 26, 2010 – Standing on the Morristown train station platform alongside Chatham Boro Mayor Nelson Vaughn, Douglas Herbert hit Frelinghuysen on his silence during the debate over the ARC Tunnel. Doug said, “Rodney Frelinghuysen has chosen politics over real solutions. He realized it was easier to give into a member of his party than to fight on behalf of the people of the Eleventh District.”

Referring to Frelinghuysen’s previous support of the project, Doug said, “My opponent had been a steadfast and public supporter of the Hudson rail tunnel project. In fact, on his Congressional website, it is listed as one of his top three priorities. Yet, when our Governor killed the project, my opponent sat by silently.”

“This is just the type of infrastructure project, which will make New Jersey stronger. In the short term, the ARC tunnel would create 6,000 construction jobs, and in the long term, it would create 44,000 permanent new jobs. Our gross regional product is estimated to increase by $10 billion and our real personal income by $4 billion because of this project… This project is one which we need to support and to get done.”

“My opponent knew that before. Yet when push came to shove, when the time to stand strong was at hand, he gave in to party politics. He caved at the expense of his District. I will never do that, and it was wrong for him to do so.  After 16 years, Frelinghuysen has decided to do what is easy instead of what is right. I promise you this: I will fight for our District, fight for our commuters and fight for the ARC Tunnel.”

Douglas Herbert is a veteran of the 82nd Airborne and he currently resides in Chatham, NJ. He is running against the eight-term incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen.