Candidate attacks rival over lawmaker who posed with flag
Posted September 6
NEWARK, N.J. — The Democratic candidate for New Jersey governor says his Republican rival should publicly call out a state lawmaker who was shown in a photo standing by a Confederate flag.
Phil Murphy said Wednesday at a news conference that Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (gwah-DAHN'-yoh) should clearly and forcefully condemn the Confederate flag and Republican Assemblyman Parker Space.
Guadagno's campaign said in a statement that she has "consistently" condemned hatred and bigotry and criticized Murphy for distracting from his plans to raise taxes by $1.3 billion.
Guadagno initially said last month that she hadn't seen the social media posting.
Space and his wife posed in front of the flag at a Hank Williams Jr. concert last month. He defended the Facebook post and said he disagreed with criticism.
This story has been corrected to show the Assemblyman's name is Parker Space, not Park Space.