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Tea Party attacks a South Florida favorite

From the Star-Ledger in New Jersey: The New Jersey chapter of the Tea Party is trying to oust Sen. Bob Menendez from office, saying he votes for too much government spending.

A spokesman for the Democrat said today he's appealed to the state Supreme Court to stop the recall effort.

"Mainstream New Jerseyans believe deeply in the U.S. Constitution that for more than 200 years has made ours the greatest form of government in world history," said Afshin Mohamadi. "This attack on the Constitution undermines our uniquely American system of democracy and will be contested."

The newspaper says Mendendez has called the recall a "political stunt." Menendez, whose parents fled Cuba when he was a child before he was born, (thanks alert reader!) is a frequent visitor to South Florida, raising money, campaigning for Democrats -- and proving a stalwart voice in efforts to keep tight sanctions against Raul and Fidel Castro.