Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Unemployment Rises in NJ As Christie Campaigns for New Job in Iowa

(Trenton) - New Jersey State Democratic Chairman John Wisniewski released the following statement on Chris Christie's latest trip to raise his own national profile and campaign with conservative Congressman Steve King in Iowa:

"Chris Christie has become New Jersey's Sarah Palin, continuously traveling around the country to tell people that he's not interested in running for President," said Wisniewski.  "Instead of staying to help New Jersey seniors and families struggling under budget cuts and rising unemployment, Christie decided to again raise his own national profile by campaigning out of the state in Iowa."

Politico reported that the campaign stop for Congressman Steve King was an effort to "return the favor" for King's help during a "rough 2009 congressional hearing."

"Today, Christie is trying to re-elect a Congressman who believes it is 'common sense' to engage in racial profiling and said that electing Barack Obama would have the terrorists 'dance in the streets.'  This is just the latest example of how Chris Christie is out of touch with the values and struggles of New Jersey families.  As our state sees unemployment continue to rise, Chris Christie runs away from our struggling workers to try and find himself a new job."

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