Atlantic City– With Governor Chris Christie out of the country, New Jersey’s snow covered roads remained opened and approximately 1000 Republican activists, and a few guest Democrats, from all corners of the state gathered in Atlantic City today to nurture their dream of hitting the jackpot and winning a majority of seats in the General Assembly in November.
Under a banner that reads DON’T MOVE. Lower Taxes Are On The Way. VOTE ASSEMBLY REPUBLICANS., Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick met with reporters prior to the kickoff of his convention. Bramnick said he would welcome an election theme that was a referendum on Governor Christie’s record in Trenton since 2010, saying that the Democrats who control both houses of the legislature stopped cooperating with Christie on his reform agenda.
NJ Bramnick acknowledged that the legislative map makes winning a majority in the Assembly a challenge, but not impossible. “We’re planning to win the majority,” Bramnick said.
The Minority Leader said that Christie had pledged his 100% support to the Assembly Republican Caucus’s efforts in November.
“Christie is a great friend, ” Bramnick said, “If you’re straight with him and look him in the eye, there is no better friend than Chris Christie.”
Bramnick said that he would change his vote on the Port Authority Reform Bill that Christie vetoed in late December should an override vote come before the Assembly. “Absolutely, I would support the Governor’s position and and change my vote.”
Bramnick issued a challenge to Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto to join him in raising the public’s awareness that there is an election in November by participating in debates.