Metuchen Mayor Roasts Ciattarelli After Dishonest Downtown Visit

Mayor Busch: ‘Facts say otherwise’ to Jack’s Attacks on Main Street

TRENTON, NJ — Republican gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli continued his cringeworthy tour of New Jersey, with yet another campaign stop ending in disaster. Following being caught maskless at multiple indoor campaign events and having his apparent support for an anti-government anarchist State Assembly candidate exposed, Ciattarelli’s latest gaffe comes after a visit to Metuchen’s thriving downtown area — which Ciattrarelli promptly criticized as a “failed” downtown. That drew the ire of Metuchen Mayor Jonathan Busch, who roasted Ciattarelli on Twitter and called out his false attacks on the community.

“Jack Ciattarelli can’t seem to catch a break — when he’s not picking fights and drawing negative attention at his campaign stops, he’s getting exposed again and again for being totally out of step with New Jersey on everything from gun safety to women’s healthcare to the minimum wage,” said NJDSC Executive Director Saily Avelenda. “Assemblyman Ciattarelli is still stuck in neutral, trying to fend off a radical primary challenger and failing to connect with New Jersey voters on seemingly any issue. Meanwhile, Governor Murphy is in a strong position as we look to the general election where his record and accomplishments in his first term will speak for themselves.”