Republicans say that Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Sayreville) should stop using tax dollars to run for Democratic State Chairman.
Wisniewski, a Middlesex County Democrat who has been mentioned as a possible candidate to head the state party, circulated a press release today bashing Gov.-elect Christopher Christie.
"John Wisniewski is obviously more concerned with petty politics than addressing New Jersey's considerable financial problems," said Kevin Roberts, a Republican State Committee spokesman. "Wisniewski's careerism was on full display in a release from his legislative office today, which can only be viewed as a taxpayer-funded audition in his well-known pursuit of the slot of Democratic State Committee chairman. If Wisniewski can't put the well-being of New Jerseyans above his ambitions, the very least he can do is not campaign on the taxpayer's dime."
Wisniewski's press release, sent from the Assembly Majority office, accused Christie of "apparently learning that governing involves more than vague promises and rants."
"Either his transition team wants New Jersey to apply for Race to the Top federal education funding or it doesn't. Borrowing money for transportation work is either ‘unconscionable' or it's not. Despite Gov.-elect Christie's best efforts, it cannot be both. Gov.-elect Christie is already having difficulty sticking to what he says, and that's a bad sign for New Jersey," Wisniewski said.
Roberts said that Wisniewski should get some of the blame for the state's financial woes.
"It's bad enough Wisniewski helped drive New Jersey into the ditch over the last eight years, now he wants to backseat drive in the Christie Administration," Roberts said. "He and his Democrat allies have been going the wrong way for too long and, lest he forget, New Jerseyans chose to go in a different direction last month."