NJ GOP governor’s debate: Ciattarelli, Singh argue on education, gun laws and canceled 2nd debate

NJ GOP governor’s debate: Ciattarelli, Singh argue on education, gun laws and canceled 2nd debate

For the first and it appears only time between now and the June 8 primary, two of the candidates for the Republican nomination for governor in New Jersey held a debate. Former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and businessman Hirsh Singh had a spirited argument for an hour at the studios of New Jersey radio station 101.5 . The two Republicans argued over qualifications, who was best able to beat Murphy, who best adheres to former President Donald Trump’s agenda and why the second debate, scheduled for Wednesday night, was canceled. The debate didn’t go off because, according to intended host PBS’ claims, the Singh campaign did not re-confirm its participation in the event by the deadline set by the state Monday and has refused to comply with the COVID testing requirement that is part of NJ PBS production protocols Singh deflected by claiming that PBS told his team he had to get vaccinated to participate, which Ciattarelli called a lie. Both proposed changing how education was funded to help lower property taxes. Ciattarelli proposed a flatter and more equitable distribution of funds, while Singh said school choice would drive down funding per student. There was a continued dedication to proving they adhered best to conservative values. Ciattarelli suggested he could help Republicans flip the Democrat-controlled houses of the Legislature and that he didn’t necessarily want to be governor unless he could get a majority and called for voters to “give Republicans a chance.” Singh argued he would best turn out […]

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