Democrat Chairman McDevitt & Senator Gormley Agree: Whelan Is a “Coward” Who “Lost the Faith of his Constituents”

Respected leaders including Whelan’s own former Democrat Chairman confirm that Whelan has failed our region

Jim Whelan has been a failure for our region. Frank X. Balles knows it. A soccer mom from Egg Harbor Township feels the impact of it. And a casino worker loses wages because of it.

But now even well-respected local leaders, from both parties, have blasted Jim Whelan for his record of failure calling him a “coward” who puts politics ahead of families in his district that he threw out of work. Just consider what former Democrat Chairman Robert McDevitt and State Senator Bill Gormley have publicly said about Jim Whelan?s disastrous record for our district.

Former Democrat Chairman Robert McDevitt on Whelan: “He has lost the faith of his constituents. He chose Camden County politics over the 50,000 families in his district.? (The Press of Atlantic City)

Former Republican State Senator Bill Gormley on Whelan and Senator Jeff Van Drew: “They failed this region miserably?they are the reason people were out of work, because they didn?t stand up for [Atlantic County]. They?re cowards.? (The Press of Atlantic City)

Since the beginning of this campaign Frank X. Balles has offered voters a stark contrast ? Balles? proven record of leadership or more of Jim Whelan?s 30+ years of higher taxes, out of control spending, and blocking Governor Christie?s reform agenda. As election day nears, voters know what Senator Gormley and Chairman McDevitt have known for a while ? that Whelan is a failed leader who choses politics over his constituents.

?Senator Gormley, Democrat Chairman McDevitt, myself, and the voters agree ? Jim Whelan chooses politics over his constituents and has failed to lead our community. It?s time for a change,? Republican State Senate Candidate Frank X. Balles said. ?I will be the leader this district has been lacking in the Senate. I will fight to lower our taxes; and I will be a partner with Governor Christie to make Atlantic County a stronger and better community.?

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