Hoboken Republican Committee Chair Carbine backs Ciattarelli for governor


Hoboken Municipal Republican Committee Chair Chris Carbine is endorsing former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R) for governor, since “he is the best choice to bring the people of New Jersey together.”

Hoboken Republican Committee Chair Chris Carbine (left) with GOP gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli. Photo courtesy of the Hoboken GOP.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I’m endorsing Jack today because he is the best choice to bring the people of New Jersey together. Real leadership means not only working with people who disagree with you and treating them with respect, it also means addressing and acknowledging hard truths so that we can work to solve our problems together,” Carbine said in a statement.

“The truth is that the state’s response to the coronavirus has been a disaster on every level. The truth is that the people of New Jersey are overtaxed and leaving in droves. There is an alternative to these failures. We can address these issues together in New Jersey with the right person at the helm. We’re lucky to have that leader in Jack Ciattarelli.”

Ciattarelli, who lost the 2017 GOP nomination for governor to then-Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, is the presumptive nominee for June with former GOP State Chair Doug Steinhardt dropping out of the race earlier this month.

He has already received key endorsements throughout the state including Atlantic, Burlington, Morris, and Somerset Counties. He also has already received the party line in Camden County.

Hirsh Singh, who came up short in the U.S. Senate primary last year, has also declared a ran for governor.

Whoever is successful in the June primary is expected to face a popular incumbent in Gov. Phil Murphy (D) in the November general election, who already has the backing of the influential New Jersey Education Association, along with other labor unions.

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