One Candidate Reducing, Another Beginning, NJ Goveror Race Campaign

By Phil Gregory, WBGO News
Trenton. January 12, 2017

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Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli
Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli

One Republican candidate for governor of New Jersey is scaling back his campaign. Another is just getting into the race.

Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli says he's planning to limit his campaign appearances to two or three days a week because he's having side effects from radiation therapy after surgery for throat cancer.

"I thought I would be one of those people who would get through radiation therapy entirely without feeling the most significant aspect of those side effect challenges. I'm not."

Meanwhile, Lt. Governor Kim Guagadno has filed papers to enter the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.

Ciattarelli isn't worried his modified campaign schedule will hurt his chances of defeating her.

"I just saw her in the hallways and said I got a four-month head start on you. You might be able to pick some ground on me in the next month. But come February we're both going to be out there pounding away." 

Ciattarelli expects to make a complete recovery and get back to full campaign schedule by mid-February.


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