GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S ADDICTION TO SELF-PROMOTION NO EXCUSE FOR TAKING MONEY FROM WOMEN AND INFANT CHILDREN

(Trenton) — Today, as Chris Christie appeared before the legislature in Trenton to discuss the annual budget, the Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee John Currie slammed the governor for apparently funding a multi-million dollar drug addiction advertisement campaign featuring himself with monies meant to feed women and infant children.

“The governor has zero credibility talking about budgetary matters. But it is shocking that he -- quite literally -- has been promoting himself by taking food out of the mouths of women and children. He continues to treat the public treasury as though it exists for him to promote himself, and that's not right. He's cost our state millions already,” said Chairman Currie.

“Most everyone agrees that addiction is a growing concern that must be addressed, but the way to do it is not by secretly skimming funds from programs targeted at New Jersey's most vulnerable families,” Currie added.

Yesterday, a news report exposed the governor for paying for television and radio advertisements in which he is featured with money from the state's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. That program provides low-income families with resources for food and heath care.

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