SOMERVILLE, NJ – Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli today launched a new web ad and issued the following statement concerning his rival, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno:

“I refuse to be defined by a typical and desperate politician who is trying to mislead people about my record or anything else.  If the Lt. Governor thinks this nomination should be handed to her, she is mistaken.

" I am in this to win, and will not cede even an inch of ground in my efforts to convince Republican voters that it is time for a new direction for our state and our party.  With that, the video posted to my website - www.jack4guv.com - should set the record straight with regard to the Lt. Governor’s position, as well as mine, on the 23-cent gas tax increase."