At Newark debate, blast from Corzine past

A familiar face from New Jersey campaigns past was seen Wednesday night at the last debate before the Newark mayoral election. 

Teresa Wells escorted candidate Shavar Jeffries into the Cablevision television studio before his clash with rival Ras Baraka. 

Wells, a media consultant, is well known to many who follow New Jersey politics. She served as both director of advance and traveling press secretary for former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine.  

She also had prominent communications positions in the presidential campaigns of former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley (D-NJ), former U.S. Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) and former U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), now the U.S. Secretary of State. 

Her father is Ted Wells, a prominent white-collar criminal defense attorney. He was the treasurer of Bradley’s 2000 presidential campaign. 

Her mother, Nina Mitchell Wells, served as the New Jersey Secretary of State. 

At Newark debate, blast from Corzine past