I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Three Years Ago a Star Was Born: Marie Corfield

It's hard to believe, but it was three years ago this very day when an art teacher from Flemington stood up to a bully named Chris Christie and gave him a piece of her mind:

Keep in mind, this was before we had heard Christie compare teachers to drug dealers and tell reporters to "take a bat out" on a 76-year-old state senator and call an Iraq War veteran an "idiot." Marie Corfield was among the first, if not the first, of us to stand up to this loudmouth and tell him to step off.

That she did it in a scripted, phony "town hall" full of the governor's sycophants speaks volumes to this woman's bravery. That she wasn't a career politician, yet took on the difficult task of running for the legislature, speaks volumes about her integrity.

Marie is going to make a great assemblywoman: smart, tough, compassionate, and practical, she has all the qualities a great teacher (and a great mom) develops on the job. She's in a contested district, but she's got the backing of her party and a great staff of volunteers. It's a real grassroots candidacy -- one that will put one of our own in office to finally fight for us.

Help Marie win so she can represent us. You know what to do.

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