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Wall Street downgrades NJ for record 8th time – 2nd time this week – on Christie’s watch

Hey, it’s a swanky party Bill Palatucci’s throwing Chris Christie and Mitt Romney tonight. Big doings at the East Brunswick Hilton. White folks with checkbooks forking over $150 to get in the door or $5 grand to snuggle up close to special guest Mitt Romney and Governor Wannabe President.

What do you think they’ll chat about in their 20 seconds while the photog snaps their souvenir pic?

Bridgegate? …..Uh, no. Awkward.

Atlantic City? ….. No. He does not want to talk about it.

Christie’s #2, the LG? ….. Is she even invited?

Christie chief of staff Regina Egea? ….. Nope. She’s got bigger worries.

New discoveries in Science? ….. WHOA. Hard pass.  

Nah. I’ve got the perfect thing for Chris ‘n Mitt and their guests to chortle over at tonight’s GOP-fest: Today, Wall Street downgraded New Jersey’s credit rating, a record 8th time.

Five days ago, Christie hit the kind of record that does not presidents make. Washington Post had it: New Jersey’s credit rating has been downgraded more under Chris Christie than any other governor. And that was just the 7th.  

New ad hits Shavar Jeffries on ties to Wall Street & Christie’s anti-public school allies

How things have changed. There was a time when invoking the name of Gov. Chris Christie – rising star, theoretical champ of bipartisanship, and media magnet – was golden. Ditto his state-positioned schools chief for the city of Newark, Cami Anderson; theoretical saver of children, and vanquisher of failing schools. But with Christie stuck in multiple scandals and Anderson the target of angry parents for her poorly-conceived One Newark school reorganization plan, a new TV spot uses both to drive home that message that if you don’t like either of them, you won’t like Shavar Jeffries as Newark’s new mayor. The ad ties Jeffries to big-money Wall Streeters and Christie-ally school privatizers ignoring Newark parents and shutting down schools or turning them into “private profit factories.”

The ad is from the national Working Families Organization. The NJ affiliate, NJ Working Families Alliance, endorsed Ras Baraka for mayor in the May 2014 contest. Working Families cites these numbers on Jeffries fundraising:

  • 80% of Jeffries’ Q4 donations came from 4 families

  • $26,000 came from  wife of a former Morgan Stanley Chairman

  • $26,000 came from Baltimore Hedge Fund manager Mark Lerner, a longtime advocate of dismantling public schools

  • Only 5% came from small donors

  • Why Voting Rush Holt Still Matters

    Adam Green is the co-founder of Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a Somerset/Edison native, and a friend of Blue Jersey. Promoted by Rosi.

    On the merits, Rush Holt deserves to be a U.S. Senator.

    But today’s Senate race won’t be decided on the merits. It will be decided by who has the highest name recognition on a sleepy summer Election Day. We all know who that is, and that’s why the PCCC did not get actively involved in this election.

    Here’s why your vote matters anyway.

    Rush Holt used his campaign to expand the debate and really educate the public.

    His awesome videos about about why we should tax Wall Street speculators and pass Elizabeth Warren’s student loan plan will be forwarded around for years to come — and impact future debates.

    This is in stark contrast to those who say nothing real in their campaigns.

    Rush Holt deserves to be rewarded for thinking big. We need him to keep doing that in Congress, where he will continue to serve.

    So, please vote today and show Rush that you support his big ideas.

    If you agree, click here to share this post on Facebook and Twitter. You can also donate to Holt’s 2014 re-election to Congress here

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    Why Voting Rush Holt Still Matters

    On the merits, Rush Holt deserves to be a U.S. Senator.

    But today’s Senate race won’t be decided on the merits. It will be decided by who has the highest name recognition on a sleepy summer Election Day. We all know who that is.

    Here’s why your vote matters anyway.

    Rush Holt used his campaign to expand the debate and really educate the public.

    His awesome videos about about why we should tax Wall Street speculators and pass Elizabeth Warren’s student loan plan will be forwarded around for years to come — and impact future debates.

    This is a stark contrast from those who say nothing real in their campaigns. 

    Rush Holt deserves to be rewarded for thinking big. We need him to keep doing that in Congress.

    So, please vote today and show Rush that you support his big ideas. Feel free to share this post on Facebook and Twitter.

    You can also donate to Holt’s 2014 re-election to Congress here

    Thanks for reading.

    — Adam Green, Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder and Somerset/Edison native

    Why Voting Rush Holt Still Matters

    On the merits, Rush Holt deserves to be a U.S. Senator.

    But today’s Senate race won’t be decided on the merits. It will be decided by who has the highest name recognition on a sleepy summer Election Day. We all know who that is.

    Here’s why your vote matters anyway.

    Rush Holt used his campaign to expand the debate and really educate the public.

    His awesome videos about about why we should tax Wall Street speculators and pass Elizabeth Warren’s student loan plan will be forwarded around for years to come — and impact future debates.

    This is a stark contrast from those who say nothing real in their campaigns. 

    Rush Holt deserves to be rewarded for thinking big. We need him to keep doing that in Congress.

    So, please vote today and show Rush that you support his big ideas. Feel free to share this post on Facebook and Twitter.

    You can also donate to Holt’s 2014 re-election to Congress here

    Thanks for reading.

    — Adam Green, Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder and Somerset/Edison native

    Why Voting Rush Holt Still Matters

    On the merits, Rush Holt deserves to be a U.S. Senator.

    But today’s Senate race won’t be decided on the merits. It will be decided by who has the highest name recognition on a sleepy summer Election Day. We all know who that is.

    Here’s why your vote matters anyway.

    Rush Holt used his campaign to expand the debate and really educate the public.

    His awesome videos about about why we should tax Wall Street speculators and pass Elizabeth Warren’s student loan plan will be forwarded around for years to come — and impact future debates.

    This is a stark contrast from those who say nothing real in their campaigns. 

    Rush Holt deserves to be rewarded for thinking big. We need him to keep doing that in Congress.

    So, please vote today and show Rush that you support his big ideas. Feel free to share this post on Facebook and Twitter.

    You can also donate to Holt’s 2014 re-election to Congress here

    Thanks for reading.

    — Adam Green, Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder and Somerset/Edison native

    Why Voting Rush Holt Still Matters

    On the merits, Rush Holt deserves to be a U.S. Senator.

    But today’s Senate race won’t be decided on the merits. It will be decided by who has the highest name recognition on a sleepy summer Election Day. We all know who that is.

    Here’s why your vote matters anyway.

    Rush Holt used his campaign to expand the debate and really educate the public.

    His awesome videos about about why we should tax Wall Street speculators and pass Elizabeth Warren’s student loan plan will be forwarded around for years to come — and impact future debates.

    This is a stark contrast from those who say nothing real in their campaigns. 

    Rush Holt deserves to be rewarded for thinking big. We need him to keep doing that in Congress.

    So, please vote today and show Rush that you support his big ideas. Feel free to share this post on Facebook and Twitter.

    You can also donate to Holt’s 2014 re-election to Congress here

    Thanks for reading.

    — Adam Green, Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder and Somerset/Edison native