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Ciattarelli Characterizes Guadagno Ads as Misleading and Inaccurate

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – After watching her lead slip from 25 points down to 11 points in the most recent Quinnipiac Poll, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno’s campaign has tried to swipe at Jack Ciattarelli’s record as a Raritan Borough Councilman and Somerset County Freeholder with two negative attacks – one misleading and the other completely inaccurate.

The Ciattarelli campaign on Monday, May 8th said Guadagno should take down the false ads. 

“After the latest Quinnipiac poll showed Lt. Governor Guadagno’s lead being more than cut in half, I knew attacks would come,” said Ciattarelli. “I am happy to let voters compare my record in Raritan Borough and Somerset County against Kim’s in Monmouth Beach and as Lt. Governor. The only way the Lt. Governor could make the comparison work in her favor would be to lie and mislead people and, unfortunately, that’s exactly what she is doing.”

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Ciattarelli said Guadagno’s attack on his Freeholder record is both misleading and inaccurate. During his time on the Board, county spending was cut by $4.4 million and property taxes grew by sixth-tenths of one percent annually. “I will put our triple ‘A’ credit rating in Somerset County up against the Lt. Governor’s 11 credit downgrades any day of the week.”

Ciattarelli then pointed to Guadagno’s wildly inaccurate claim that he voted to “increase spending by 25%” as a Raritan Borough Councilman, when the fact is that local spending grew by less than three-quarters of one percent annually during his time on Council.

“Maybe it’s time for the Lt. Governor to conduct an audit of the made-up facts and figures in her attack ads,” quipped Ciattarelli. “The Lt. Governor claims that she would not raise taxes ‘for any reason’ but voted to increase property taxes over 10% and spending nearly 11% in the only two budgets she ever voted on in Monmouth Beach.

Moreover, voters already know that after 7-plus years with Kim as Lt. Governor, we continue to pay the highest property taxes in the country. Bottom line: The Lt. Governor has zero credibility on this issue. None.” 

Ciattarelli said that after ducking him for 110 days (www.silentkim.com), he looks forward to finally debating the Lt. Governor Tuesday night May 9th at Stockton University. 

“I am eager for a substantive debate on the major economic and fiscal crises facing the state,” said Ciattarelli. “I have a detailed and comprehensive plan to solve the problems facing New Jersey, and look forward to contrasting my vision with Kim’s lack of a plan and less than enviable record running the state over the last 7-plus years.”

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