OLD BRIDGE – On the same week that Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno attached herself to job creation in the Garden State, her chief chief rival in the Republican primary criticized her without calling her out by name.
“I loathe when politicians take credit for creating jobs,” Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) told members of the Middlesex County Republican Committee on Wednesday night.
“As a business owner, I create jobs,” the Republican gubernatorial candidate added.
In his opening remarks to the delegates here, Ciattarelli also took a swipe at Phil Murphy, the Democratic Party front-runner who retired as an executive from Goldman Sachs – just like the last Democratic governor, Jon Corzine, a one-termer who lost to Republican Chris Christie, who this year completes his second term in office.
“People do not want to reelect Jon Corzine,” Ciattarelli said.
“And they do not want a third term,” he added, a reference to Guadagno, Christie’s lieutenant governor.