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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Christie campaigning for Campbell in Plainfield?


Will Gov. Christie campaign for young John in Plainfield soon?

Wednesday got off with a bang in Plainfield with word that Gov. Chris Christie was to arrive via helicopter at 11:30 AM in the Queen City.

A further report from a Plainfielder who works out at the Scotch Plains/Fanwood YMCA said that Christie would be here to campaign for young John Campbell, the GOP Assembly candidate in the 22nd Legislative District.

To my knowledge, Christie failed to appear. But that does not mean he might not visit Plainfield soon to campaign for Campbell, who the GOP is trying to portray as challenging Assemblywoman Linda Stender (wink, wink).

Christie is a chutzpah kind of guy, and it would be quite in character for him to storm this Democratic bastion (as he did in 2009, when he campaigned in Plainfield -- see my post here).


On the other hand, campaigning for young John Campbell could tarnish Christie's own campaign since Campbell's mother is under scrutiny in another matter.

Wilma Campbell, young John's mother, is the center of a controversy involving the Board of Education selection of the law firm of Pickett and Craig, which has been caught red-handed overbilling the school district.

Worse than that, Wilma Campbell, who is president of the Board of Education, has admitted publicly that she and her husband have business connections with the firm (Mrs. Campbell is an agent in her husband's real estate office).

Some Plainfielders, myself among them, think that the acting Union County Prosecutor should look into the matter of how legal contracts were awarded by Mrs. Campell & crew at the Board of Ed, and whether she and/or the Board conspired to overlook the overbilling by the law firm and other matters.

Ah, politics! Never as simple as it first appears.




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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would very much rather him taking the time out to sign off on an audit of the City than him taking time out of his busy schedule to schmooze... Really????????

Anonymous said...

I would very much rather him take the time to sign off on an audit of the City, instead of taking time out to schmooze!

Anonymous said...

I would very much rather him take the time to sign off on an audit of the City, instead of taking time out to schmooze!

Anonymous said...

I would very much rather him take the time to sign off on an audit of the City, instead of taking time out to schmooze!

Bob said...

With the way the Campbells have run the BOE, is there anyone who will trust any of the Campbells in office? I know I won't. Our kids get a terrible education and the Campbells get richer. Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

In this matter of legal overbilling, I think you are giving too much of a pass to the school business administrator, who has been in position for it seems like forever, and his office. I believe it is his office that pays the bills and should reconcile the billings. How come they didn't catch it? And if there is overbilling by the lawyers that goes undetected internally, what of other vendors?