Wiz Goes off on State Party in Email Blast

Wisniewski in Manchester's Red Arrow Diner.

Wisniewski campaigning for Bernie Sanders earlier this year in Manchester’s Red Arrow Diner. Alyana Alfaro for Observer

Kicked to the curb by the Democratic Party, Jersey style, Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-19) came back this afternoon in a progressive rallying cry email blast to friends and supporters.
“Unfortunately, because I stood up for the values that you and I believe in, the Democratic State Chairman decided to remove me as one of New Jersey’s representatives on the Democratic National Committee and replace me with a big money donor,” said Bernie Sanders’s statewide director, decrying State Democratic Party Chairman John Currie’s decision to supplant Wisniewski with a shiny new super-delegate: John Graham of Fairview Insurance. 

“This is exactly the kind of politics Bernie fought against, not only in New Jersey but throughout the country!” wrote Wisniewski, himself a former state party chairman.

Then the prospective 2017 candidate for governor asked for money.

“This isn’t the kind of politics I believe in and I know that you don’t believe in it either,” he said. “Help me show them that we’re not afraid to stand up for what we believe in, if you’re with me please donate $27 today!”