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NJ TODAY FIELDS CHRISTIE KEYNOTE RESPONSES FROM TOP DEMS

NJ Today’s interviews follow NJ Decides 2012: The Christie Keynote, NJTV’s most-viewed live primetime news broadcast to date

August 29, 2012 – Montclair, NJ – On the heels of NJTV’s live coverage of Governor Christie’s Keynote Address before the Republican National Convention, NJ Today‘s Managing Editor Mike Schneider fields passionate responses from Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, and Sen.  Richard Codey in tonight’s broadcast, with additional comment from Christie’s father, Bill Christie.

Oliver comments, ” I loved the fact that he repeatedly said we have to tell the truth to the American people…He had the opportunity on a national stage to tell some truths and he did not.”

Watch Oliver’s interview now

Codey says he was shocked by Christie’s failure to acknowledge the man the GOP is nominating to challenge President Obama in this year’s election. “If it was me I would have turned to Gov. Romney right away and said ‘governor, thank you for this incredible honor you have bestowed upon me. I will never forget this;’ he didn’t at all…He never mentioned [Romney] in the first 16 minutes, and for the whole speech, he said ‘Romney’ seven times and ‘I’ 37 times…”

Watch Codey’s interview now

Bill Christie’s take? “Even if I weren’t his Dad, I love the way he is. He’s like his Mom, he’s down to earth…”

Tonight’s broadcast also includes insight from Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron and Correspondent David Cruz who have covered the New Jersey Delegation at the Convention in Tampa all week.

For those that missed the widely-watched speech special, view it online now.

The NJ Decides 2012: The Christie Keynote speech-special and its encores, which included discussion about the address with Monmouth University’s Patrick Murray, Republican strategist Bill Spadea and Democratic Strategist Bill Pascrell III moderated by Schneider,  proved to be NJTV’s most-viewed live primetime news broadcast to date.

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