STATE — A progressive organization took aim at Republican Gov. Chris Christie this week, arguing that he is out of touch with New Jersey because he attended a Texas football game with oil and gas billionaire Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys owner.
“Christie Hangs With Billionaires, While NJ Barely Hangs On” is the caption on an infographic published by NJ Workers’ Voices, an independent continuing political committee that is campaigning to raise the state’s minimum wage.
The Cowboys played against the Giants on Sunday, Sept. 8, the same day a study was released showing that in 2011, New Jersey hit the highest state poverty rate in fifty-two years.
More than 2 million New Jersey residents, nearly 25% of our population, were considered poor, according to the report.
The Cowboys beat the Giants 36-31 on Sunday. The rivalry between the two teams dates back to the first game they ever played back in 1960, which resulted in a 31–31 tie.
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