Kim Guadagno is the first of this year’s New Jersey gubernatorial candidates to have a campaign song – We The People – written by the fine musician Pat Guadagno who is also the candidate’s brother-in-law. The Center on the American Governor hopes this will start a trend and looks forward to adding links to other songs as they appear.
As far as we know, We The People is the first semi-official gubernatorial campaign song in New Jersey since “H-O-F-F-M-A-N written by Amos Harker in support of the successful candidacy of Harold G. Hoffman in 1935.
For additional edification and musical links relevant to this vital topic, see The Music Governors Create and Inspire. In the words of Robert Taylor, Governor of Tennessee from 1887-1891 and 1897-1899, “There is no music so sweet to the American ear as the music of politics.”