Those of use who follow New Jersey education politics have long known that South Jersey Democrats had a tight relationship with Christie. So this morning’s scoop by David Wildstein in the New Jersey Globe came as no surprise. Of course Christie was working with Sweeney to fight Murphy’s budget. Here’s the scoop:
Chris Christie was working the phone from an Amtrak Acela train to Washington this afternoon, bashing Gov. Phil Murphy and saying that he’s helping Senate President Steve Sweeney with his messaging, according to a source who sat near the former governor and was able to hear his end of the conversation.
In South Jersey, we feel this everyday: a party that is skeptical of progressives with a surprising number of Republican instincts. From supporting an NRA-approved congressman, to Betsy DeVos-style education reform and from Christie-style corporate tax subsidies to hesitation about supporting sanctuary policies, South Jersey is on the wrong side of current progressive issues, and increasingly shameless about it.