Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Slugfest Escalates

As the GOP gubernatorial primary moves into its last month the Christie and Lonegan campaigns are duking it out.

The following email blast showed up in my inbox yesterday:

When asked about his plan for New Jersey taxpayers...
"Lonegan acknowledged that many people - about 50 percent - would be paying higher taxes"
(Cindy Burton, "Christie's tax attacks don't go unanswered," Philadelphia Inquirer, 04/29/09)

But according to Former State Treasurer Peter Lawrance, it is closer to 70% of New Jerseyans...

"With two thirds of the state losing, this plan is a 'Flat Out Loser.' Steve suggests that this plan will not significantly reduce the total tax receipts; he appears to simply want to tax the middle class and seniors..."(Peter Lawrance, "Ex State Treasurer: Lonegan tax plan an assault on middle class, seniors,", 04/24/09)

Whether it is 50% or 70%, one thing is clear - Steve Lonegan's tax plan is wrong for New Jersey.

The Lonegan tax hike:
not putting taxpayers first.

Paid for by Chris Christie for Governor, Inc Ronald Gravino, Treasurer

Also in my inbox was a link to a new anti-Christie ad from the Freedom Defense Fund, which is supporting Lonegan. The ad focuses on the Deferred Prosecution Agreements Christie awarded as U.S. Attorney and implying the he used the influence of his office to get his brother off the hook in a criminal investigation.

Christie Exposed is a project of Freedom’s Defense Fund, and is not authorized or endorsed by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
Paid for by Freedom’s Defense Fund, 1155 15th Street NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20005

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