Senate President Steve Sweeney had a lot to say to a gathered crowd from Building One New Jersey last week, riffing on unemployment, affordable housing and the poor state of the economy.
What's notable about the speech moreso than its content was its tone. Sweeney took on the governor, criticizing his reponse to the state's jobless rate and juxtaposing his own compassion against what he said was the governor's failure to make the necessary investment in job creation.
"The people in this state deserve better," Sweeney said. "They deserve a leader who is willing to look behind the numbers like the unemployment rate and recognize that they're not just numbers, they're people."
Sounded an awful lot like a stump speech.
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"It's incredible, it's a dream. I would never have imagined that I would be running for mayor, but to have Ken Gibson say that, I didn't expect it. Having Ken Gibson on my side is the ultimate reference check. It's the ultimate in street credibility. Mr. Gibson said it, when he was running for mayor, people said that they weren't ready, but Mr. Gibson said 'ready or not, here I come.' I think that's apropos for my campaign. Newark is ready for this." Newark Mayoral candidate Ras Baraka- PolitickerNJ.com
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