NJ DEMS REACT TO GOV. CHRISTIE'S CPAC SPEECH

NEW JERSEY DEMOCRATS REACT TO GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL ACTION CONFERENCE SPEECH


(Trenton) -- Today, Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, John Currie, is criticizing Governor Chris Christie for his appeal to the Conservative Political Action Conference and his casual relationship with the truth.

"Truthfully, we rarely see Governor Christie because he has taken up residence in a state of denial, where he caters to conservative donors on behalf of Republicans in other states. If he cared about New Jersey, he would be addressing the problems affecting middle class families, many of which he created, and answering questions about the scandals engulfing his office," Chairman Currie said. "Instead, he brazenly repackages his record into something that bears little resemblance to the truth."

Currie continued, "The fact is, the Christie administration let down the survivors of Superstorm Sandy, drove business out of New Jersey, undermined women's health care services, and blocked meaningful reforms for raising the minimum wage, ensuring equal opportunity for all, and keeping our neighborhoods safe. Meanwhile, his senior political appointees were endangering commuters and badly abusing the power and trust of Garden Staters. It's embarrassing that the governor wants to export his failed approach to public service, and curious that conservatives would even allow him on their stage."

Three months after the so-called Bridgegate scandal flared, Governor Christie still does not show a hint of concern that senior members of his administration put politics ahead of public safety -- an issue that he brushes off as "a distraction."

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