I'm a New Yorker so I'm not really following New Jersey's race for U.S. Senate seats. However, I've spent a lot of time in the car over the last few days listening to A.M. radio. (It's hard to freak out about traffic when you're paying so much attention to freaking out about the Right-wing drek spewing from your speakers.)
Anyway, "Jersey Joe Pinnacchio" is running as a Republican. I know almost nothing about the guy. One commercial is pretty funny. It's got a silly little jingle about "Jersey Joe" that sounds like it might have been produced in 1957. The second one I've heard is kind of interesting. It starts off "If Obama wins, who's gonna stand up to him?" It then lists all the liberals who don't speak for you and reminds you that Joe is one of you!
There's certainly nothing unique about someone telling you how you need protection from all of the scary people out there, but it's the first time I recall hearing a politician running on the probability that his party's Presidential Candidate is going to lose.
I just thought that was interesting and I don't plan to put a whole lot more thought into who New Jersey chooses to represent them.