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BREAKING NEWS
 
JIM CARNEY
HOLDS
PRESS CONFERENCE
& RELEASES OFFICIAL
STATEMENT
REGARDING HIS SWITCH
TO DEMOCRAT PARTY
 
Atlantic County Freeholder Jim Carney is now a Democrat ... Here is the official statement he made today at 3:45 p.m. at the Stillwater Building in Northfield, before today's Freeholder Board Meeting ...
 
Here is the statement Carney released today as follows:
 
Statement of James A. Carney
Announcing change of Party Affiliation, and
Intention to seek the Democratic Party Nomination
For the Office of Atlantic County Surrogate
 
February 8, 2005
 
This has been a difficult decision for me to make, although "I am able to make difficult decisions."
 
During the recent past I have lost my trust in the LEADERSHIP of the Republican Party here in Atlantic County. I am not going to be specific. I will save that for another day, but suffice to say there has been movement at the top away from the ideals, commitment and open dialog that should exist in any relationship.
 
My many years of public service in a variety of venues, has taught me to honor and respect all the people, regardless of status, race, gender or party affiliation.
 
I have personally experienced a first hand look at the glass ceiling, so often spoken about, as well as negative innuendo's and more. Many know of what I speak.
 
My character does not allow me to continue in this regard; therefore, today I have become a member of the Democratic Party here in Atlantic County.
 
I respectfully ask for the understanding of my Republican friends and the acceptance of my Democratic friends.
 
I believe that my background affords me the experience, the knowledge and the dedication necessary to extend my service to the office of Surrogate. I will seek the Democratic Nomination for this office, and ask for the party support in early March.
 
Truly,
 
James A. Carney
 
 
"HURLEY" NOTES:
 
Carney took questions for about 30 minutes from Harry "Hurley in the Morning," The Press of Atlantic City (a talented writer named Tom Barlas); Virginia McCabe (Atlantic Daily Sentinel); News Channel 40 NBC; The Current (Janet Garrity) and the Mainland Journal ...
 
The questions were difficult, probative  and numerous ... Carney took more than 25 questions ... ranging from his Chapter 13 bankruptcy (reorganization) ... to a weapon allegation in his past ... to a direct question about whether he wanted his Daughter to run for his Freeholder seat ... to his holding meetings with both Republican and Democratic Leadership in making his decision to switch parties ... 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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