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Friday, April 08, 2005

Teacher To Challenge Corzine For Party’s Nomination

Francis X. Tenaglio, 56, of Haddon Township, has filed the necessary paperwork to challenge Jon Corzine for the Democratic nomination for Governor of New Jersey. Tenaglio has taught social studies at South Philadelphia High School for 14 years.
Tenaglio filed a petition Thursday with the signatures of 1,152 registered voters, 152 more than the required figure. His filing lists the slogan "New Jersey Healthcare Plan Candidate," and a single-page flier he has distributed calls for guaranteed health care and employment for all state residents.

"I'm not running against anybody," Tenaglio said Friday. "I'm giving the people of New Jersey a choice. The cost of health care is causing a lot of problems; businesses can't afford to hire because of what it costs them."

Corzine's office declined to comment Friday. Corzine himself has not yet filed his petition but was expected to do so on Monday, his campaign office said.
Mr. Tenaglio doesn’t have a website, so we don’t know much beyond his agenda for guaranteed health care and employment for all. But you gotta love this guy’s logic – businesses can’t afford employee health insurance so his solution is to have the government give it to everyone for "free".

Of course that’s Corzine’s position, the Senator has long advocated universal healthcare. (When did the term healthcare become synonymous with medical insurance?) To differentiate himself in the primary, Tenaglio will have to hammer Corzine on the guaranteed employment issue. Although we have no idea how that “progressive” program would work - it sounds like an idea borrowed from the communist manifesto.

This could be another Corzine strategic move, run against a communist to appear in comparison, moderate to the voters. We’re just thankful Francis X. Tenaglio teaches social studies in Pennsylvania and not in New Jersey.




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