Test of transparency
EDIT: But not in quotes
(Sorry I was lurking and saw this)
I remember seeing someone testing this same thing before and got the exact colour of the background, but I'm not quite sure how he did it. I think it was something like this but I'm not sure. I remember that was the value he put next to it (saved 'em just in case).
EDIT: Yeah it worked. You put [color=#F5F5FF]text[/color] for outside of quotes, and [color=#E1E4F2]text[/color] for inside of quotes.
NOTE: THIS WILL BE FILLED IN SOON
Gregg Institute of International Relations
Governors of New Jersey
Thomas Kean (1982-1986) Photo by OTL Photography Corporation
Joseph Lazzieri (1986-1990) Photo by Barry Jenner
Kevin Basler (1990-1991) Photo by Dave Coulier
One of the Representatives for the state of New Jersey in Congress, Basler was from the Scott school of Republican ideology. For many it wasn't a question of if he would be big one day but when. He had a good working relationship with Governor Jack Stephens and Basler was seen as perhaps bringing in a new renaissance for New England Republicans. However his life was cut short when on October 4, 1991, as he was driving to the State Capital Building, his car was hit by a drunk driver going almost 70 mph on a 30 mph road. Basler was rushed to the hospital but doctors couldn't save him. He died later that day.
Gregory J. Reynholm (1991-1994) Photo by Helmut Bakaitis
After the death of Basler in that car crash it left New Jersey in a constitutional crisis. There was no mechanism in the state constitution for replacing a governor unable to perform the duties of office. The Republicans controlled both houses of legislature, and forced through a change that the New Jersey Senate President would serve as Acting Governor, and the position of Lieutenant Governor was created for subsequent office holders. Reynholm was in the twilight of his career and served the position of Acting Governor mostly as a placeholder. At Princeton the Political Science department analyzes how the 2 house system operated for three years without an executive branch of the state government
Catherine "Kate" Crossley (1994-2002) Photo by Kate Mulgrew
Served with distinction in the Judge Advocate General's Office in the navy, she was discharged as part of budget cuts after the cold war ended. Crossley rose quickly upon he election as Mayor of Atlantic City as a virtual unknown. Her tenure as mayor saw a reduction of crime. With the 1994 Governor race wide open on both sides of the aisle, Crossley faced a tough uphill battle to get the Democratic Nomination, beating John Pickford, Bill Kirk, Jon Bowman, and Brooke Avery. Once reaching the governor's mansion, she was able to galvanize the democratic base and able to power through despite a Republican Senate. Her second term she campaigned hard to support the Democratic legislature, and was able to swing it to Democrats for both houses of the State Legislature towards the Democrats. In 2002 she was term limited, and announced that she was leaving politics to raise her child (she was in her third month of pregnancy when she left office), In 2006 she became the host of CrossCountry on NBS, as a liberal talk show host. In recent months she has been making waves about a possible 2014 run. Rumors flying that Crossley was close to declaring bankruptcy in 2005, unsubstantiated though
Jonathan Fowler (2002-2006) Photo by Bob Saget
The current patriarch of the Fowler Political dynasty. The Fowlers have a family legacy stretching back all the way to the 18th century when Nathan Fowler fought in the Revolutionary War. Against the Patriots actually but by 1810, Nathan Fowler's son was a successful lawyer. Throughout the 19th and 20th century the Fowlers were judges lawyers and respected professors. Beyond one Attorney General in the Coolidge Administration, Johnathan Fowler was the first Fowler to seek a solely political postion. After a stint in the state legislature he was able to beat Meredith Carter in the election after the Crossley years. His tenure as governor was marked by several budget battles, that he emerged victorious from despite a democratic legislature. He also appointed Mike Brace as the replacement for Lazzieri for senate. In 2006 he was a frontrunner until Arnold Vinick entered the race. As his staff had focused on the presidental race, he had a hard time transitioning to the governors race again.
John Treyman (2006-2010) Photo by Rich Sommer
A political unknown walked into office following Fowler's campaign disaster. John Treyman was an odd Democrat to say the least, his stance on abortion (a pro-life Democrat) cost him many supporters in the Democrats, and the only reason he won was because Fowler ran for President in 2006 and not for governor. By the time Vinick entered the race, Fowler couldn't transition back to governor, and Treyman walked away with a close win. Treyman was never a very popular governor and never really seemed to find his footing. He fought in 2010 to keep his seat, but lost to his Attorney General, Republican Dan Pritchard
Dan Pritchard (2010-present) Photo by Colm Fiore
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