NJ Primary 2017 Candidates tackle the issues, in their own words
Less than 24 hours to go before the polls open and you can decide who will be the major party contenders to replace Governor Christie. There's a battle on both sides this year, with the outcome not as sealed as once thought. Both the GOP and The Democrats have front-runners, but of course this is politics in Jersey, so anything can happen.
On the Republican side, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, who you've come to know over the past year through #DiggingInWithKim, has spent time separating herself from Governor Christie. She's also been touting some of the good employment news that has hit the Garden state this past year. Fighting her across the state has been Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli. Jack successfully battled cancer during this campaign and has taken some aggressive stances against the state house renovation and the irresponsible funding plan to fund light rail projects.
The Democrats would have you believe that there isn't a race to speak of, rich former Goldman Sachs guy Phil Murphy is spending his fortune to build his name idea and successfully pushed two leading candidates out of the race early. Not so fast says Assemblyman John Wisnieski and Senator Ray Lesniak. Both men have take strong stances against Governor Christie and both have objected to the 'politics as usual' approach from Phil, buying up county lines, local poser brokers and union boss support. Both have sued the state over the estimated nearly one billion dollar state house renovation & borrowing scheme and both have taken a strong stance on the need to prioritize infrastructure funding.
Remember, unaffiliated voters can pick a party at the polling booth tomorrow and vote to make a difference. Don't let the elites get away with ignoring the voters by spending money on special interests. You have a voice. Speak loudly and vote tomorrow.
Hear the major candidate interviews from my show this morning:
Asm. John Wisniewski (Democrat):
Sen. Ray Lesniak (Democrat):
Asm. Jack Ciattarelli (Republican):
Kim Guadagno (Republican)
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