Republican LG candidate and Monmouth Sheriff Kim Guadagno made headlines and a kerfuffle a few weeks ago when she said she was afraid on the streets of Newark. A softball lobbed directly at white suburban voters, particularly the women. But when Christie/Guadagno seemed to start its slide down the polls, it was the very public stumble on the state’s mandate on mammograms for New Jersey women.
This morning, in a coda to both Republicans’ missteps, Gov. Corzine joined Cory Booker for a run through Newark, and the chance to talk about the importance of mammograms, right now during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Joining Corzine and Booker, both regular runners, were about 40 Newark Police Academy members, a bunch of Corzine staffers, and a group of breast cancer activists with stories to tell.
It was also the Blue Jersey Road Runners Club’s inaugural run with the Governor, with 8 members showing up for the early morning run in Blue Jersey tees, with I’m Jon’s running mate stamped onto their shirts. The Blue Jersey Road Runners Club is a bunch of mostly-progressive, mostly-Democrat folks who like a little politics with their exercise. The club was named after the homeblog by its coach, Passaic DFA member Joe Osborne. Our Jeff Gardner (Passaic DFA leader) is also a member and ran this morning along with Osborne, Glen Rock councilman Byron Arnao, Haledon Mayor (Passaic Freeholder candidate) Domenick Stampone, Hawthorne Councilman Joseph Wojtecki, former Glen Rock councilman Tom Ludlum, former VP NJ NARAL Heidi Ehman, Garfield committeeman Bryan Walensky and Andy Darezzi, a recently returned vet of the War in Afghanistan.
BJRRC’s always looking for new running mates. More fun pix after the jump.