Robert Torricelli
American politician
Robert Torricelli
Robert Guy Torricelli, nicknamed "the Torch," is an American politician from the U.S. state of New Jersey. Torricelli, a Democrat, served 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives before being elected to the U.S. Senate. He served a single term in the Senate and decided not to run for reelection after a campaign finance scandal involving contributions by David Chang, an imprisoned Korean businessman.
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Iranian-Americans rally against Rouhani near United Nations
CNN - over 3 years
As President Obama arrived at the UN to address the 68th Session of the General Assembly, hundreds of protesters rallied across the street in opposition to President Hassan Rouhani of Iran. Speakers included Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-Elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran who addressed the crowd via a closed circuit video link. She accused the UN of “mocking human rights” by hosting Rouhani and referred to him a murderer.   Speakers at the rally included former congressman Patrick Kennedy, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former senator Robert Torricelli, and former UN Ambassador John Bolton. Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele spoke and leaders of the Syrian Opposition also took the stage.   All of the speakers voiced the same concerns regarding Rouhani’s “human rights crimes” and implored President Obama not to be taken in by Rouhani’s overtures to begin a dialog with the US. They specifically asked that Obama not shake his hand at the assembly across the street. They ...
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New Jersey Sen. Lautenberg dead at 89
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
New Jersey Sen. Lautenberg dead at 89 Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 6:22 pm, Monday, June 3, 2013 Lautenberg, a multimillionaire businessman who became an accomplished — if often underestimated — politician, died Monday at a New York hospital after suffering complications from viral pneumonia. Lautenberg served nearly three decades in the Senate in two stints, beginning with an upset victory in 1982 over Republican Rep. Millicent Fenwick, the pipe-smoking, pearl-wearing patrician who was the model for the cartoon character Lacey Davenport in "Doonesbury." A native of one of the most congested and heavily industrialized and polluted states, he worked to secure hundreds of millions of dollars for mass transit projects, ardently defended Amtrak and pushed for money for the Superfund toxic-waste cleanup program ...
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Oldest Senator Denies Retirement Report
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Sen. Frank Lautenberg's (D-N.J.) spokesman released a one-sentence statement Friday saying that a report on a New York City television station about Lautenberg's retirement is "not true." NBC New York, citing sources close to Lautenberg, reported Friday evening that the five-term Democrat had decided to retire rather than run against Newark Mayor Cory Booker in the 2014 Democratic primary. Lautenberg spokesman Caley Gray challenged the report about two hours after it was posted on the television station's website. "The news report that claims Senator Lautenberg has decided to retire is simply not true," Gray said in a statement. The NBC story said Lautenberg's office did not comment to the station on the retirement. Lautenberg is the oldest current senator. His spokesman's denial comes the same day that Booker filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission setting up an exploratory committee to seek the Senate seat. Booker announced in December that he was ...
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Will Todd Akin play ball?
Salon.com - over 4 years
There are probably Democrats having flashbacks today, as an effort by some Republicans to push Todd Akin out of Missouri’s Senate race builds. Ten years ago, there was a similar sense of panic among national Democrats. Their party had pulled even in the Senate in the 2000 elections, then grabbed control six months later when Vermont’s Jim Jeffords defected from the GOP. But now with the 2002 midterms approaching, their tenuous hold on the chamber – their only slice of power in George W. Bush’s Washington – was in grave danger, thanks in no small part to the senior senator from New Jersey. Robert Torricelli, whose political career began with charges of “gross ethical misconduct” in a Rutgers student election that was eventually invalidated, was reeling from claims by a Korean-American businessman, David Chang, that he’d plied the senator with tens of thousands of dollars in cash and expensive gifts. Federal prosecutors declined to indict him, but in the summer of 2002 the Senate ethic ...
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Members of Congress Voice Support for Iranian-American Rally that Urges ... - SBWire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), one of the keynote speakers at the Martin Luther King Memorial ceremonies, and former US officials, including Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, FBI Director Louis Freeh, Senator Robert Torricelli, Rep
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USA : Soutien de parlementaires au rassemblement irano-américain pour la - Conseil National de la Résistance Iranienne
Google News - over 5 years
... et d'anciens responsables américains, dont le gouverneur de Pennsylvanie Ed Rendell, le directeur du FBI Louis Freeh, le sénateur Robert Torricelli, le Représentant Patrick Kennedy, le directeur adjoint de la CIA des opérations clandestines John
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The Cable: MEK rally planned for Friday at State Department - Foreign Policy (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Robert Torricelli, Rep. Patrick Kennedy, and former CIA Deputy Director of Clandestine Operations John Sano. The MEK also lists among its supporters in Washington former National Security Advisor Gen. James Jones, former Vermont Gov
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Members of Congress Voice Support for Iranian-American Rally that Urges ... - Sacramento Bee
Google News - over 5 years
Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), one of the keynote speakers at the Martin Luther King Memorial ceremonies, and former US officials, including Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, FBI Director Louis Freeh, Senator Robert Torricelli, Rep
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9/11 was Day 2 of Chris Christie transformation - Houston Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Robert Torricelli, who summoned him to his office to talk about the nomination. "He said, 'You wouldn't have been my first choice, but you are the President's choice, and we can't screw around with this.'" Christie recalled. "He was very serious about
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Ex-WH Counsel out, Lowell in, on Edwards defense - Sacramento Bee
Google News - over 5 years
Robert Torricelli, DN.J., and former US Rep. Patrick Kennedy, DR.I. Lowell also represented former US Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., during the investigation into the death of the congressman's intern, Chandra Levy. Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the
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Former New Jersey Sen. Robert Torricelli has job lobbying government for ... - The Jersey Journal - NJ.com
Google News - over 5 years
Robert Torricelli is a government lobbyist for the Bayonne Medical Center, whose for-profit owners are close to sealing a deal to buy Hoboken University Medical Center. Torricelli's Lambertville-based firm, Rosemont Associates, represents Bayonne
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Zimmer's Christmas in August - Weehawken Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
Robert Torricelli, who, as a lobbyist for Hoboken University Hospital as well as for Bayonne Medical Center, is helping to broker the sale. Even people who are supposedly her political enemies appear to be generous to her
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Poll finds New Jerseyans, even Republicans, support same-sex marriage - newjerseynewsroom.com
Google News - over 5 years
While Lautenberg's approval is nothing to write home about, Lautenberg can take solace in that he is far more popular than his predecessor, Democrat Robert Torricelli. While most seem to have forgotten Torricelli, now a Democratic fundraiser
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Sen. Robert Torricelli: Non è un momento in cui il popolo italiano, il ... - Consiglio Nazionale della Resistenza Iraniana
Google News - over 5 years
Alla fine della giornata, cosa davvero chiede la gente di Campo Ashraf? Perché sono in mezzo alla strada? Cosa la gente sta chiedendo? Vuole vivere. Se in questo momento gli Stati Uniti hanno sbagliato e non adempiere alle proprie responsabilità,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Torricelli
    FIFTIES
  • 2002
    Age 50
    When Torricelli withdrew from the campaign on September 30, 2002, he stated that despite leaving public office in a different way than he had planned, he was proud of his service.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly thereafter, the New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Democratic Party could legally replace Torricelli's name on the ballot with that of former U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg. In 2007, Torricelli drew public criticism despite federal rules allowing retired officials to give leftover campaign funds to political parties, candidates and charities when his leftover campaign funds, given to the Rosemont Foundation, were not funneled back to his political party. During his time in the Senate, Torricelli was a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee, Finance Committee, and Rules Committee. In 2003, Torricelli was appointed by the U.S. Federal District Court special master overseeing the environmental cleanup project of the Mutual Chemical site In Jersey City, New Jersey, owned by the Honeywell Corporation. Torricelli founded business and government affairs consulting firm Rosemont Associates. He is a partner in real estate firm Woodrose Properties, which is invested in over 50 multi family or commercial properties in 10 states. Torricelli represents the Iranian opposition group, the MEK.
  • FORTIES
  • 2000
    Age 48
    In 2000, he headed the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee which regained the Democratic majority in the Senate.
    More Details Hide Details Torricelli was responsible for recruiting Senate candidates including Hillary Clinton. Late in the 2002 Senate election against Republican Doug Forrester, Torricelli received a formal letter of admonishment from the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics for his involvement with campaign donor David Chang. The investigation was later dropped when attorney Mary Jo White issued a letter of clearance.
  • 1996
    Age 44
    He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, defeating Republican Congressman Dick Zimmer to obtain the seat vacated by the retirement of Democratic Senator Bill Bradley.
    More Details Hide Details It was later found that six donors had made illegal contributions to Torricelli's campaign.
  • 1992
    Age 40
    He sponsored the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992 which prohibits U.S. trade with Cuba.
    More Details Hide Details He was chairman of the House subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 31
    Torricelli served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 until 1997 representing New Jersey's 9th congressional district.
    More Details Hide Details Torricelli was Democratic floor leader in the Persian Gulf War discussion regarding the adoption of the "Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution" in 1991 and gave the closing speech.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 28
    At the 1980 Democratic National Convention, he served as the director of the Rules Committee.
    More Details Hide Details In 1982, Torricelli ran for U.S. Congress, defeating incumbent Republican Harold Hollenbeck.
  • 1978
    Age 26
    In 1978, he served as associate council to Vice President Walter Mondale, and managed the Carter-Mondale campaign in the Illinois primary.
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    He was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1978 and later attended Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, earning a master's in public administration in 1980.
    More Details Hide Details While at Rutgers, he was elected class president his junior and senior year. Torricelli was an assistant to the Governor of New Jersey, Brendan Byrne, from 1975 to 1977.
  • 1977
    Age 25
    He then earned his law degree in 1977 from Rutgers Law School.
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  • 1974
    Age 22
    Torricelli was born in Paterson, New Jersey, the son of Betty (Lotz), a school librarian, and Salvatore Torricelli, a lawyer. After graduation from Storm King School in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, Torricelli attended Rutgers University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Born
    Born on August 27, 1951.
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