UNION – Gov. Chris Christie may be making a point to court the state’s Latino population this election, but the Republican incumbent won’t have big gains within the community at the ballot box Tuesday, says one state assemblywoman.
Democratic Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-20) says the governor falls short of being a good leader to represent New Jersey’s Latino population. Her comments come as Christie spent the day on the campaign trail with the nation’s first Latina governor, New Mexico’s GOP Gov. Susana Martinez.
“Chris Christie is not going to be sweeping the Latino community on Election Day,” Quijano said on the eve of the state election.
“Action speaks,” she said. “He doesn’t represent the community.”
The lawmaker says Christie failed Latinos in the state on everything from jobs to education.
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"Governor Christie ripped President Obama this summer for failing to carve out some time during a Texas fundraising swing to visit the Mexican border, where the unprecedented flood of immigrant children from Central America had reached a crisis point. ...Yet Christie is not squeezing in a tour of the troubled border during his own three-day trade and diplomatic mission to Mexico, which is set to begin on Wednesday. The governor is planning a series of meetings with Mexican officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto and the finance and energy ministers." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
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