NJEA Moves on Screening Process to Pick Its 2017 Gubernatorial Candidate

SENATE PRESIDENT STEVE SWEENEY. The ham-fisted ironworker has made good use of the statewide bully pulpit during Christie's prolonged absences, and by virtue of Democratic Party establishment ties is right now the frontrunner to succeed the sitting Republican governor.

SENATE PRESIDENT STEVE SWEENEY. The ham-fisted ironworker has made good use of the statewide bully pulpit during Christie’s prolonged absences, and by virtue of Democratic Party establishment ties is right now the frontrunner to succeed the sitting Republican governor.

The New Jersey Education Association’s (NJEA) PAC Operating Committee this past weekend voted in favor of beginning the process of screening 2017 candidates for governor and the legislature.

It’s probably safe to say that Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) doesn’t need to bother showing up for that process.

He’s identified in a leadership letter to NJEA members as the instigator of “betrayal,” for failing to secure a public payment pension question on the 2016 ballot, and then lashing out at the NJEA in a letter to law enforcement.

“We must send a clear message to Trenton: we only support elected leaders who share our values and stand with us on our top priorities,” wrote NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer, Vice President Marie Blistan and Secretary Treasurer Sean M. Spiller.

To read the full letter, click the link below:

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