Blue State Becomes Ground Zero For Tax Debate

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — “Taxes!”

“It’s always the most important issue,” said a middle-aged Republican who poked his head out of his front door on a muggy Saturday morning to greet state Assemblyman Jay Webber, the GOP nominee for New Jersey’s 11th District.

Webber had been knocking doors for nearly two hours in this leafy New York City suburb, and he was just happy someone had finally answered the door, let alone agreed with him about the tax burden and the Republicans’ ability to address it.

No one in this affluent district disagrees that taxes are a big deal here. Both Webber and Democratic nominee Mikie Sherrill will tell you that economic security is the biggest issue in the race.

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