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Going for the Gold

Jeff Bell’s unorthodox Senate campaign.

Sep 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47 • By ANDREW FERGUSON
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“Christie has been great,” he says. “I had a 12-minute phone conversation with him not long after the primary. Christie is not my problem. My problem is being shut out of Washington”—the Republican money machine stoked by the partiers of Wall Street and increasingly disconnected from ordinary folk back home, who are dreading the morning after. 

Nevertheless, says Bell, “I’m having a lot of fun. I’m 70 years old—I don’t want a career in politics. I’m relaxed about who I am and what I’m doing. 

“A lot of the experts who specialize in telling you what voters think say you can’t talk about what I’m talking about. They say voters just won’t understand it. But that’s not what I’m seeing.”

Andrew Ferguson is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard.

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