Bramnick says critical Dems have to hate Christie because they’re running for governor

Responding to an attack on Gov. Chris Christie by Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald, (D-6), Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, (R-21) said Greenwald has a torturous political challenge.

And he doesn’t sympathize.

“Look, I get it,” Bramnick said. “He’s running for governor, so he has to hate Christie. It’s the same task (State Democratic Chairman) John Wisniewski has. These guys are in a war with each other to generate a headline about who can hate the governor more. It’s tough. The public loves him and these guys have to play to their base.”

A Sept. 27 Monmouth University poll shows 50% of voters want a second Christie term. A Quinnipiac Poll last week shows the GOP governor’s job approval rating at 56%.

Thursday, Greenwald criticized Christie for spending too much time campaigning out of state for national-level Republican candidates.

“The majority leader has probably not seen the polls that say most New Jerseyans think the state is on the right track,” Bramnick said. “During the Corzine-Greenwald days most people believed we were heading in the wrong direction.

“The governor has been a great ambassador for our state,” the minority leader added. “The majority leader’s campaign for governor should begin passing the Christie tax reduction plan that was endorsed by Senate President Steve Sweeney.”

Bramnick says critical Dems have to hate Christie because they’re running for governor