As many of you are now aware, the establishment politicians in Trenton are proposing to give themselves, their staffs, their political appointees, and others a hefty pay raise that will cost us taxpayers about $10 million a year.

These are the same establishment politicians who have put New Jersey on a death spiral which has already caused nearly 200,000 residents to move out of NJ last year, and hundreds of businesses statewide to shut their doors. And may I add that these same establishment politicians voted to increase the gas tax, and have failed to reduce property taxes.

These establishment politicians come in two colors-red & blue. Yes, both political parties are responsible for the mess you and I are in today.

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The only way we are going to clean this mess up is to clean out Trenton. Those special interest groups and others that are supporting establishment candidates and politicians who have promised them special treatment and favors, have no idea the fate they are leading this state toward. These candidates are the same ones who for decades have promised so much, to so many, and delivered to so few-the few being their friends.

This might be our only time that we will be able to take back our lives and the very destiny of our future.

I am proud to say that I owe nothing to no one because I do not have a government job, I am not on anyone's payroll, and I will not make any deals with anyone for votes.

The position I am in sickens all the others running for office because I do not have a collar around my neck, with a leash attached to it.

I hope the people of New Jersey understand the gravity of the situation we are in. We are on a death spiral. And the only way to reverse that course is to join together on a mission for the people.

I cannot do this alone. I need your help to defeat the Trenton establishment once and for all. Therefore, I ask that you consider making a contribution of $17.76 toward our campaign, so that we can take the fight to those who have crushed us with their policies, and crushed the hopes and dreams of our children and grandchildren.

Thank you

Steven Rogers

Candidate NJ Governor (R)