NJ Gubernatorial Candidate Stands By Deleted Tweet Calling Republicans "Teabags"

Barbara Buono, the Democratic nominee for governor against Chris Christie in the upcoming New Jersey election manual retweeted a tweet calling House Republican “House teabags” Friday. The communications director for Buono, David Turner defended the tweet saying it was “was mistakenly taken down. Tea partiers in the House of Representatives have once again shown that they care little for the well-being of low income Americans and it is downright shameful.” Update They retweeted it again, this time with the new school retweet.

Here’s the tweet, archive via the Sunlight Foundation site Politiwoops.


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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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