Candidate Statements

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Ciattarelli Says His Opponent is a Weak Candidate




SOMERVILLE, NJ – With less than 24 hours before polls close, GOP Gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli has a full schedule of campaign stops Tuesday beginning in southern New Jersey before he arrives at the Bridgewater Manor at 7:30 p.m. to watch the results come in.

On Monday, he issued a statement critical of his opponent, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, and emphasized the need for a new message and a new messenger.

“Tomorrow, Republicans will vote to set the direction for our party for years to come. The Christie-Guadagno era began with great promise, but those days are long past,” Ciattarelli said.

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“We still have the highest property taxes and worst business climate in the nation. Making matters worse, we have a brutally unfair school funding formula that cheats the suburbs,” he continued. “Finally, our party has been devastated at the ballot box, losing key legislative seats, freeholder seats in Gloucester County, a County Executive in Bergen, and even a member of Congress.

On top of that, Lt. Governor Guadagno has run hard to the left in this primary, including opposing President Trump's push to repeal and replace Obamacare, and embracing an Obama-style cap and trade energy tax,” Ciattarelli said.

Ciattarelli maintains that Guadagno’s close ties to Christie has Democrats “salivating” over the opportunity to run against her in November. 

“We need a new message, a new messenger and an entirely new direction for our state and our party,” Ciattarelli said.

“If you are dedicated to winning in November and want a leader that will support Republicans up and down the ticket, then I'm your candidate.”

The winner of the GOP Primary will face the winner of the Democrat's Primary, also being held statewide Tuesday, in November's General Election.

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