Mike Ferguson/Articles 1994-2004
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The following are articles and commentary 1994-2004 for Mike Ferguson.
- Stephen Hess, "Corrections: When the News Media Make Mistakes," Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics vol. 3 (Winter 1998); posted on the Brookings Institution website: "In response to the report, Bay Buchanan, the candidate's" (Pat Buchanan's) "sister and campaign manager, called [Ted] Koppel an 'anti-Catholic bigot' during an emotional news conference, contending that it was a 'smear' against the Catholic Church to suggest that a Catholic school in Washington encouraged anti-Semitism in the 1940s and 1950s. Michael A. Ferguson, executive director of Catholic Campaign for America, also sent Koppel a letter accusing him of attacking 'the Catholic Church in an effort to paint a negative picture of a presidential candidate based on his religious beliefs.'"
- Carol Tobias, "Pro-lifers Very Active in Congressional Races," NRL PAC / National Right to Life, 2000.
- Stuart Rothenberg, "Key races in New Jersey, New York," CNN, June 14, 2000: Maryanne Connelly, "former AT&T employee and mayor of Fanwood" [NJ], "will face Mike Ferguson in the fall. A conservative who lost to Rep. Frank Pallone (D) in a neighboring district two years ago and who was in the middle of another challenge to Pallone, Ferguson immediately changed races after [Bob] Franks announced his Senate bid. ... Ferguson won the Republican nomination in the 7th C.D. rather easily, beating the son of former" NJ Governor Thomas H. Kean, "an Essex County state legislator, and a former Capitol Hill staffer."
- "The Mike Ferguson Magical Mystery Tour. Live From Convent Station, Indiana, Washington, Spring Lake, Red Bank and Everywhere Else Ferguson Has Recently Lived…," WIN 2000. The NJ Democratic Coordinated Campaign (PoliticsNJ.com), October 9, 2000: "Democrats today released some hard facts on Mike Ferguson’s magical cross-country tour in search of a congressional district."
- Iver Peterson, "7th District Congressional Race Is a Tossup," New York Times on the Web, October 24, 2000.
- Leah Platt, "Runaway Republicans," The American Prospect Online, November 6, 2000: "Republican Mike Ferguson is vying for a hotly contested open seat in central New Jersey. He's running squarely in the center, playing up his commitment to improving the public schools and passing gun control legislation. The one taboo: any talk of George W. ... Not only is Ferguson running away from Bush, but he's also trying his hardest to associate himself with crossover stars."
- "Biographies of All Winners In The 2000 Election," National Journal, November 11, 2000.
- Erik W. Robelen, "Several New House Members Well-Versed In Education" (cache file), Education Week, December 6, 2000.
- Laura Meckler and Sonya Ross, "Scaled-Back Faith-Based Bill to Be Introduced. Bush says plan still on track despite broad criticism of his proposal to expand the funding of religious-based social services," Associated Press (Beliefnet.com), March 14, 2001: re 1999 church program launched by Concerned Urban Clergy, "a coalition of 35 local churches, and exemplifies the church-based community works that Bush wants to fund with federal dollars. The youth academy currently serves 45 young people ages 12 to 19. .. 'Their mentoring program is a source of strength in our community,' said Rep. Mike Ferguson, R-N.J., '...and an example from which the rest of the nation can learn.'"
- "2002 Federal Government Official Category: Inductee: Mike Ferguson," New Jersey High-Tech Hall of Fame.
- Brian P. Murphy, "Bush stumps for Ferguson in N.J., raises $700,000 for freshman's re-election," PoliticsNJ.com, June 24, 2002.
- "Honorary Degrees for Ferguson, Puntillo at RVCC," Raritan Valley Community College, December 3, 2002.
- Lloyd Grove, "The Congressman's Night on the Town," Washington Post Page C03, April 4, 2003 (Page C03); washingtonpost.com (National Organization for Women), May 14, 2003.
- "President George W. Bush-Campaign Organization, West Virginia," George Washington University. Executive Director Brian Donahue: "Campaign manager to Mike Ferguson for Congress (NJ) to Steve Pearce for Congress (NM) and to State Sen. Diane Allen in her unsuccessful bid for the 2002 primary campaign for U.S. Senate (NJ). Deputy chief of staff to Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-NJ). Named by PoliticsNJ.com as a 2001 New Jersey Rising Star."
- Jerome Armstrong, "NJ-07: A Blue State Win," Our Congress, April 8, 2004: "... As a result of redistricting, the Bush 2000 percentage in the 7th rose from 43% to 49% ... In the off-year midterm of 2002, Ferguson won 58-41%."
- Michael M. Phillips, "A Marine Jumps Party Lines to Join Democrats in Trenches. The Battle for Military Vote Plays Out in House Race In a New Jersey Suburb," Wall Street Journal Online (GayPASG.org), April 21, 2004: "Mike Ferguson, who was elected in 2000 and didn't serve in the military, is playing up his support of Mr. Bush. 'I've stood shoulder to shoulder with the president and with my colleagues in the Congress as we wage this war on terrorism,' he says."
- Bob Cusack, "NRA endorsement of Bush is on hold. Gun-rights group watches, waits on weapons ban," The Hill, May 12, 2004: Rep. Michael Castle (R-Del.) said "'Pressure will build' to renew the ban in the coming months. ... Castle said he is working with Reps. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Mike Ferguson (R-N.J.) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) to pass a bill that parallels the gun bill passed in 1994."
- Enid Weiss, "Challengers line up to take on Ferguson," New Jersey Jewish News (NORPAC.net), July 15, 2004.
- Michelle Goldberg, "Marine declares war on Bush. Iraq war veteran Steve Brozak is running hard for Congress. And he's turning his campaign into a referendum on Bush's military folly," Salon, September 30, 2004; also posted by truthout and Thinking Peace.
- Ledyard King, "Democratic leaders shun cash to Ferguson foe," Home News Tribune on the Web (GayPASG.org), October 2, 2004.
- Stephen Yellin, "New Jersey's 7th District: Declaring War on Bush, a history, and the joy of being Mike Ferguson," The Yellin Report Blogspot, October 9, 2004: "So, the GOP candidate, 30-year old carpetbagger Mike Ferguson squeaked by with just 50% of the vote. What was Ferguson's resume? A few years as a teacher, the son of a billionaire GOP CEO, a college graduate, the son of a billionaire GOP CEO, and, oh, did I mention he was the son of a GOP billionaire? Yeah, that was pretty much it, and after two terms in Congress he hasn't done much more."
- "Rep. Tom DeLay's Ethics Violations Raise Questions. U.S. Reps. Asked To Return Tainted Contributions," Campaign for America's Future (Common Dreams), October 19, 2004.
- Transcript: 'King of the Hill'," On the Media, October 22, 2004: "BOB HENNELLY: Just as Brozak, who has served in Haiti, Bosnia, and with the United Nations, aligns with the top if his ticket, his opponent, incumbent Congressman Mike Ferguson, makes sure there is no daylight between himself and President Bush. ... MIKE FERGUSON: I have a very strong record of leadership in the Congress for the last four years of supporting our troops, supporting the families of our troops. They're showing incredible service and commitment and courage, and I certainly believe a political season is no time to be sending a mixed message to our troops. ... BOB HENNELLY: Ferguson never served in the military."
- Joshua Micah Marshall, Talking Points Memo, November 19, 2004: "... the list of ARMPAC giving at the Campaign for America's Future (CAF) website lists Ferguson as the single biggest recipient of DeLay largesse in the entire congress -- clocking in at a whopping $42,403. You might say he got the largest largesse."