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Guadagno for NJ Governor 2017

Kim Guadagno, Lieutenant Governor under Chris Christie is likely to run for the top seat in New Jersey in 2017.  Guadagno has generally followed Christie during his career at the US Attorney’s office to the state house.  In 2013 she was elected the first Lieutenant Governor in the state.

Abortion

Guadagno is pro-choice.

Pro-choice is an easy position to take in New Jersey

Education

Gaudagno supports Common Core standards.  She supports teacher evaluation.

By extension, she supports PARCC testing.

Minimum Wage

In a 2013 debate Guadagno refused to support an increase to the minimumwage.

Guadagno’s measured response may have been appropriate in 2013,  Her position could change in 2017.

Pension System

Guadagno is opposed to sick-pay payouts.

All candidates agree that the pension system and its funding need to be reformed. The devil is in the details.

Business Development

Guadagno says that high taxes are the reason businesses are leaving and failing to develop in NJ.  Taxes need to be reduced, she says.

Guns

Guadagno says the state has the second most restrictive gun laws in the country.  She deflected the question by saying she has the experience to fight crime.

Her comment about restrictive gun laws implies a willingness to relax, but it’s not a promise.

Same Sex Marriage

Guadagno said in 2013, “Put the matter to a public vote.”

The matter was settled two weeks later by a Supreme Court decision.

Legalization of Marijuana

Guadagno is opposed to the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey.

Is Guadagno Serious?

No question.  Guadagno will run for governor in 2017.  She already enjoys name recognition.

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