It’s not news to anyone that Barbara Buono has an uphill battle to oust Chris Christie from the State House. It’s also not news that if the truth about Chris Christie were better known by the general public, Buono’s message would resonate better with voters.
The New Jersey State Democratic Committee understands this, and hastily called a teleconference today in an attempt to educate the mainstream media.
Taking advantage of Christie’s well-publicized trip to Texas, the New Jersey Democratic Chair, John Currie, joined Texas Democratic Chair Gilberto Hinojosa in this eight-minute exposition of the track records of both Christie and Texas Governor Rick Perry. Hinojosa has been state party chair for a little over a year.
Currie started off reciting a litany of Christie’s failures and malfeasance including his veto of women’s health care, the fact that the Governor is out of state 25% of the time, the recent report on New Jersey’s poverty rate, and his billion dollar cut to education.
Conflating Christie with Perry, Hinojosa echoed a similar list of Perry’s actions during his three terms as governor.
It will be interesting to see how the mainstream media filters this teleconference, or if they report on it at all. There were no questions from the media following Currie’s and Hinojosa’s remarks.
Photo Credits: (Hinojosa) Marjorie Kamys Cotera, Texas Tribune; (Currie) Blue Jersey