Republican Candidates to Protest Christie Presence in Camden

Governor Chris Christie Announces His Run For Presidency

Steve Kush, campaign manager for the Camden County GOP’s countywide campaigns, this morning announced that Republican candidates and supporters will protest Governor Chris Christie’s visit to Camden later this morning.

“Unfortunately, some candidates cannot get out of work commitments but the campaigns will be well represented, Lou Hannon, our candidate for sheriff will be on hand, as will freeholder candidate Ian Gill and legislative candidates from the 5th and 6th districts,” said Kush.

Among those in attendance: Republican candidates: Lou Hannon (county sheriff), Ian Gill (county freeholder), Keith Walker (Assembly 5th District), Claire Gustafson (Assembly 6th District) and supporters.

“This is his fourth visit supporting a party boss and machine politicians,” Kush told PolitickerNJ. “[Republican County] Chairman [Tom] Booth requested his presence and nothing. It’s a total disrespect for the Republican Party and Republican Party candidates.

“Last time Obama was in New Jersey, where was the governor? New Hampshire.”

As New Jersey prepares to receive President Barack Obama in Newark later today, Christie will be in Camden for a “roundtable” discussion with Mayor Dana Redd at Camden County Police Headquarters. Running for president, the Republican governor last week vociferously criticized the Democratic president for losing the moral upper-hand in the war against crime.

Republican Candidates to Protest Christie Presence in Camden