Statements about States

"Under Republican Chris Christie, New Jersey had the highest increase in unemployment in the country last year. Nearly 1 in 10 jobless. The worst unemployment in the region. Near the bottom in economic growth, yet Christie protected a tax cut for millionaires but vetoed a minimum wage hike."

Says that in the 1985 election former Gov. Tom Kean had "the largest winning margin for a gubernatorial candidate in Jersey history."

Says New Jersey is "50th in return of our federal tax dollars."

"We have more people working in the state of New Jersey today than we've ever had in our history."

Says "a Republican hasn't won [an election] for a presidency in New Jersey since 1988."

Says Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed budget is "the biggest spending budget in the history of the state of New Jersey. It is the largest in the nation at this point in time."

"While the country’s economy was battered, nine states with no income tax actually grew jobs from 2001 to 2010."

Says when New Jersey adopted guaranteed coverage and cost provisions without a mandate individual health insurance market rates "doubled or tripled" and enrollment dropped from 180,000 people to 80,000 people.

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