Incumbent U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-Hopewell Township) and his opponent Republican Eric Beck of South Brunswick are competing for New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. The election will be held Nov. 6.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
By Erika Sosa, Rider University In the heated race for New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District, incumbent U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-Hopewell Township) and his opponent Republican Eric Beck of South Brunswick took part in a debate last week at Rider University during which they discussed their views about the country’s finances, federal support to America’s cities, school vouchers, and other topics. America is in extreme debt that continues to get worse and Republicans are to blame, according to Holt. “The unhealthiest part of this situation is how we got to this so-called fiscal cliff,” Holt stated. “A year-and-a-half ago, the Republican leadership in Congress refused to pay our debts, for the first time in American history. This country …
Republican Eric Beck, who will oppose U.S. Rep. Rush Holt in the race for the 12th Congressional District, believes smaller government and a flat tax are crucial to an economic turnaround.
Citing a need to improve unemployment by ending governmental mismanagement of the economy, South Brunswick resident Eric Beck announced a bid earlier this year to challenge U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) for the U.S. Congress in New Jersey’s 12th District. Beck, a small business owner and entrepreneur from Dayton, started Risk Masters in 2009 as a risk management consulting firm specializing in business continuity management. Beck also holds an MBA from Rutgers University Business School. He said Rep. Holt is out of touch with voters and lacks the business understanding to stimulate job creation. "My opponent has spent his entire career in academia and has never been in a position to run a business, create jobs, and deliver a product to a …