AshBritt CEO Deflates Buono’s Hopes Of Making Clean Up A Campaign Issue
Trenton Democrats’ continuing quest to turn Governor Christie’s strongest issue against him suffered a set back yesterday when AshBritt CEO Randall Perkins won over Democratic members of a Joint Legislative Oversight Committee and flummoxed presumed gubernatorial nominee Barbara Buono by calling her on the political motivation of her questioning.
Facing four hours of questioning by the bi-partisan committee chaired by Senator Bob Gordon (D-Bergen), Perkins frequently praised the legislators for exercising their oversight duties, while combatively swatting back Democratic allegations of impropriety disguised as questions.
Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-Essex) praised Perkins as a “take charge type of guy” who performed well at the hearing and whose company did an excellent job cleaning up much of coastal New Jersey in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Buono and Senator Loretta Weinberg were the chief attack dogs for the Democrats. Republicans on the committee, lead by Senator Joe Kyrillos and Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick frequently derided for the “campaign rally” type of rhetoric coming from Democratic questioners.