Monday, August 4, 2014

NJ Sen. Ray Lesniak on politics, gambling and governors

Senator Ray Lesniak on NJTV's "On the Record with Michael Aron"
One of the most quotable--and influential--figures in New Jersey politics over the past three decades is Senator Ray Lesniak. Watch his interview with NJTV's political expert Michael Aron for a taste of what makes a big time political power broker tick: how a dramatic personal encounter shaped his interest in drug rehabilitation, how he views gambling and economic development, and how he rates the governors of his era (most kindly, but not all).

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Video excerpts from the interview:

Mike Aron's short bio introduction of Senator Lesniak 
An early champion of the environment before his interest turned to national politics 
He enjoys sitting in the back row of the Senate and not always following the party line
A 'progressive' who is a champion of more gambling in more places in NJ
He thinks kindly of most of the governors of his era, except one. Guess who  

Watch the entire On the Record episode here

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