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STOP BREAKING PROMISES AND BURDENING MIDDLE CLASS WITH YOUR MISTAKES, CURRIE SAYS TO CHRISTIE

As Governor Chris Christie prepares his budget plan for next year, New Jersey Democratic Party Chairman John Currie is urging the scandal-plagued governor to tell the truth about the State's fiscal situation and the impact his inflated revenue projections and poor financial decisions have had on New Jersey's middle class taxpayers in his Budget Address on Tuesday.

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CHAIRMAN CURRIE STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S MONMOUTH TOWN HALL

New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chair John Currie reacted to Governor Christie's twice-rescheduled town hall meeting in Monmouth County, where he appeared to deny responsibility for all of his administration's shortcomings, calling the performance "astonishing". "Despite being accused of using federal monies to create a political slush fund, the governor continues to blame others, to make procedural excuses, and to play the victim," Currie said. See the complete statement here:

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CHAIRMAN CURRIE'S STATEMENT ON CONGRESSMAN RUSH HOLT'S DECISION TO NOT SEEK REELECTION

Regarding Rush Holt's decision to not seek reelection in 2014, NJDSC Chairman John Currie applauded the Congressman's efforts to secure investments in education, research, and infrastructure, noting, "Congressman Rush Holt has been a truly inspiring public servant, and it is sad to lose someone so dedicated to his constituents and renowned for his intellect."

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CHAIR CURRIE: GOV.'S PRIORITIES ARE SERIOUSLY OUT OF WHACK

Today, New Jersey Democrats are questioning Governor Chris Christie's priorities after he postponed – for the second time – his first town hall meeting with New Jersey residents in months and confirmed plans to leave the state (after a long weekend in Puerto Rico) to attend a big money fundraiser for national Republicans in New York City.

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DEMOCRATIC LGBT CAUCUS ANNOUNCES MEETING, RECEIVES ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE FROM ELECTEDS

Already enjoying strong support from elected officials across the state, New Jersey Democrats’ new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) caucus is announcing a meeting next week to plan efforts to build the caucus' organizational structure.

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EDUCATION COMMISSIONER IS NO DUMMY, SAYS CURRIE

With the announcement today that New Jersey Education Commissioner Chris Cerf is stepping down to rejoin the private sector, New Jersey Democrats are hoping Governor Chris Christie will recognize this latest resignation as a teachable moment.

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CHRISTIE IS TAKING UP RESIDENCE IN A STATE OF DENIAL

Just hours after Governor Christie committed to not let anything get in the way of doing his job as Governor of New Jersey, news reports indicate he will spend much of the next three weeks conducting personal and political travel outside of New Jersey. In response to this hypocrisy, John Currie, Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, is criticizing Christie for "leaving New Jersey behind to take up residency in a state of denial."

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CHAIRMAN CURRIE STATEMENT ON CONGRESSMAN ROB ANDREWS' RESIGNATION ANNOUNCEMENT

John Currie, Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, reacted to Congressman Rob Andrews' announcement that he plans to resign later this month by saying, "Congressman Andrews' presence in Washington, fighting on behalf of the people of the first congressional district, will be missed."

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CURRIE STATEMENT ON CHRISTIE'S ASK THE GOVERNOR RADIO BROADCAST

Tonight, Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee John Currie reacted to Governor Chris Christie's "Ask the Governor" radio broadcast on New Jersey 101.5 FM noting that, as predicted, the governor was not interested in answering the pressing questions that New Jerseyans have about the serious failures and potential illegalities of his administration. And, unfortunately, now there are more new questions.

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STATE DEMOCRATIC CHAIR ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP STAFFERS

Today, John Currie, Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee (NJDSC), announced two new staff members to lead the party organization into the 2014 election campaign cycle. Chris James was selected as the new NJDSC Executive Director while Jennifer Holdsworth was hired as Political Director.

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