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CNB Political News: Melinda Castro Ciattarelli Calls Out New Jerseys Political Buddy System


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Melinda Castro Ciattarelli



Castro Ciattarelli vows to end the political buddy system

HILLSBOROUGH – Melinda Castro Ciattarelli, who is currently testing the waters to gauge the viability of a run for the US Senate, is calling out the political buddy system today.


“As I call and travel around the state, one thing is clear: politics are broken and have become what Ronald Reagan called ‘…the seat of a buddy system that functions for its own benefit…’,” Melinda Castro Ciattarelli said.


“That buddy system is made up of individuals who pick which candidates should run and who should handle their campaign.” Castro Ciattarelli added, “This goes for both parties.”


“For 20-plus years, I’ve had a front-row seat and watched the buddy system in action. It’s broken and needs to be fixed. Whether or not I decide to run for office, I will work to remove bullies from our state politics. New Jerseyans deserve better,” Castro Ciattarelli said.