David Turner, a spokesman for Buono, said the accident was not re-tweeting the remark but removing it. The campaign then re-tweeted it again.
Shortly after the House of Representatives voted to defund ObamaCare this afternoon, Barbara Buono’s gubernatorial campaign took a break from exploiting suffering Superstorm Sandy victims and took to twitter with the following:
As you can see, the adults in the Buono camp had the tweet deleted within fifteen minutes of it going up.
Buono only has 5,912 twitter followers (compared to 400,879 following Governor Christie). More people will see Buono’s tweet here on MMM and at SaveJersey than ever would have seen it on twitter, even if the adults hadn’t deleted it.
Until I hear it from Buono’s mouth myself or until someone I trust tells me they heard such vulgarity from Buono personally, I don’t believe the tweet represents a lack on class on her part. I assume it was done by a young stupid silly over zealous intern or staffer who thought it was funny.
What interests me about the tweet is the evident media double standard it exposes.
Remember when a Lonegan campaign staffer made a stupid silly tweet last month during a Democratic U.S. Senatorial debate? That tweet was deleted in less than 15 minutes. Yet the New Jersey and New York media made such a big deal about that many people became upset that they missed the Democratic debate. If it weren’t for the stink the New Jersey and New York mainstream media made over the stupid @Lonegan tweet as they were attempting to make the Republican Senatorial candidate look like a racist, most people wouldn’t have know there was a Senatorial primary on the Tuesday after the tweet.
I checked PolitickerNJ, NJ.com (The Star Ledger), NorthJersey.com (The Record), and APP.com (The Asbury Park Press). Nothing about Buono’s vulgar tweet has been reported.
Come on now, my friends in the mainstream media, do your jobs. Take Buono off message and make her explain the tweet. You’ll probably be doing her a favor, because no one is listening to her message otherwise.
I know some Christie supporters and MMM readers who will give serious thought to attending Barbara Buono’s rally at Montclair State on Sunday.
Kerry Washington, aka Olivia Pope, aka LG Candidate Milly Whatshername’s cousin, will be talking about why Buono and Milly are the best gubernatorial choice for public sector workers and union leaders.
The event is at the Montclair State University Conference Center, Seventh Floor, 22 East Normal Ave, Montclair. It starts at 3PM. Doors open at 2PM.
I wonder if the Buono campaign is paying a market rate rental for the conference center. What is the market rate rental for a government owned conference center?
South Jersey Democratic boss George Norcross invited the “reconfigured power elite” of the state Democratic Party to dinner in Colts Neck last night, according to a report at PolitickerNJ.
Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal was not there; not invited to a high powered Democratic gathering in his county.
Also not present, gubernatorial nominee and head of the party in name only, State Senator Barbara Buono. Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, not there. U.S. Senate nominee Cory Booker represented Essex County. Essex County Executive Joseph Divencenzo, who has endorsed Governor Chris Christie for reelection, was not invited.
Gopal would not comment on this story. He said via text that he is traveling and would call back Monday.
Dem Lt. Gov candidate Milly Silva. photo via twitter
PoltickerNJ is reporting the Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono has selected Milly Silva, an Executive Vice President of SEIU 1999. A formal announcement is planned for Monday.
A high level Democratic source confirmed the selection with MMM.
Buono’s campaign kept the “short list” of possible running mates under very tight wraps in an effort avoid the controversy and inter-party bickering that occurred over Buono’s selection of the State Democratic Party Chairman for several weeks during the spring. Buono’s first choice for chairman, Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell was not embraced by party leaders, leading to an anticipated challenge by State Senator Ray Lesniak. All sides finally compromised on Passaic County Democratic Chairman John Currie becoming State Chairman.
The campaign was caught off guard by the information leaking this early, as they had hoped to announce the candidate on the statutory deadline, July 28, in order to avoid another round of second guessing from the likes of Lesniak, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver.
Silva, 43, of Montclair, is married (to a man) and has young children. A career union organizer, Silva is a graduate of Columbia University and the Spence School, a private prep school in New York City. She represents low wage health care workers for the SEIU.
State Senator Barbara Buono, the Democratic nominee for governor, yesterday said that the many Democrats who have endorsed Governor Chris Christie for another term did so to get more Sandy recovery money for their communities.
Buono, the Democrat running against Christie for governor, said she believes many of the endorsements are “transactional.”
“A lot of the folks have said that they’re endorsing him because they’ve received assistance for Sandy and they need more. And you know what, they do need more,” she said. “And this is a governor that’s shown that he can be vindictive.”
Christie’s campaign spokesperson Kevin Roberts said that Buono hit a reprehensible and insulting new low by suggesting that Sandy aid was subject to horse trading.
Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon went further, saying that Buono is unfit for public office.
Assembly candidate Ed Zipprich and Senator Barbara Buono and NY’s Gay Pride Parade, 6/30/13 facebook photo
Red Bank Councilman Ed Zipprich, a Democratic candidate for Assembly in the 11th legislative district, announced today that he has outraised his Republican opponents, Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande, over the last two fundraising periods and that he has more cash on hand than Angelini and Casagrande combined.
RED BANK– Today, Ed Zipprich, candidate for New Jersey Assembly (NJ-11), announced that he has outraised his opponents, Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande, over the last two fundraising periods. Zipprich raised a total of $21,793 during the pre and post-primary reporting periods while Angelini and Casagrande combined to raise a total of $12,200. Additionally, Zipprich has $42,819 on hand compared to Angelini and Casagrande’s combined $37,873–$23,966 on hand for Angelini and 13,907 for Casagrande.”
“I am humbled by the amount of support I’ve received across the 11th district,” said Zipprich. “It shows our campaign is building momentum and that voters are starting to pay attention to the differences between myself and my opponents. Whether it’s on raising the minimum wage, ending special tax breaks for millionaires, or finally bringing marriage equality to New Jersey, the residents of the 11th district know I will fight for them.”
MMM verified Zipprich’s numbers at the NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission’s website.
Tessa Bitterman, State Senator Barbara Buono’s 23 year old daughter, sent a fundraising email to her mother’s supporters this morning where in she declared she is gay and blasted Governor Chris Christie for vetoing same sex marriage.
Growing up, my mom was always there for me no matter what. I’m gay and from an early age I felt free to express myself with my mother, knowing she would always support me for who I am.
As a gay American I have a stake in what our governor says about marriage equality. And I have been deeply shocked by Chris Christie. As governor, he has been a giant roadblock to New Jersey achieving equality for all. By failing to support marriage equality, Christie is blatantly delegitimizing an entire group of people.
I have also seen Chris Christie misrepresent himself as a moderate to New Jersey – that’s why it’s even more important to stop him before he takes his radical show on the road when he goes national after this election.
Today was another disastrous day for Barbara ‘Dawn Quixote’ Buono.
The presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee’s campaign announced this morning that the candidate would have a private meeting with President Obama in Asbury Park. They later retracted the statement when news broke that Buono was one of about thirty people to meet the president in Asbury Park’s Convention Hall prior to Obama delivering his public remarks.
When Obama met Buono, he did not know who she was, according to a source who was in the room. “Barbara had to introduce herself to the president,” the source told MMM.
“A senior admin official says that Barbara Buono, a Democrat running for NJ governor, was part of a group of approximately 30 state and local officials who met briefly with Obama before his speech in Asbury Park today. There were both Democrats and Republicans among the state/local electeds present. There was a photo line but no separate meeting,” according to a pool report from Obama’s trip.