July 20, 2009

THEIR NATURAL PARTY:

Key Latino leader considers backing Christie (Max Pizarro, 7/19/09, PolitickerNJ.com)

Martin Perez, the president of one of the state's largest Latino organizations, has stunned many of his allies with public declarations of praise for Republican gubernatorial candidate Christopher Christie.

Earlier this year, at a gala dinner celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey (LLANJ), Perez irked members of his organization with an effusive introduction of Christie, who entered the room while Gov. Jon Corzine was speaking. Some LLANJ members viewed it is a ceremonial faux pas.

But then a few weeks later, Perez was quoted in the New York Times saying Corzine was "ineffective" as governor. That caused several LLANJ members to wonder if Perez was putting his membership in an organization that supports school vouchers, E3 (Excellent Education for Everyone) ahead of the traditional political alliance between the state's Latino community and the New Jersey Democratic Party.


So he put Latino kids above Latino political activists? Shocking.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 20, 2009 10:49 AM
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