Murphy GOP rival in governor’s race slams him for handling of COVID at N.J. nursing homes in 1st TV ad
Jack Ciattarelli, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for governor, on Wednesday launched his first set of TV ads, introducing himself to voters while also criticizing Gov. Phil Murphy’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic within New Jersey nursing and veteran homes.
Ciattarelli said 8,000 seniors and veterans died “scared and alone” in one of the ads because “Murphy ordered nursing homes to take in COVID-19 patients.” The other 30-second ad talks about where Ciattarelli grew up in Raritan Borough.
“Our campaign is taking an important step in our quest to make sure Phil Murphy is ‘One and Done in ’21’,” Ciattarelli said in a statement. “New Jersey is broken and as Governor, I vow to restore affordability, accountability and prosperity to our state.”