NJEA: Failed bid to crush Steve Sweeney 'electrified' N.J. politics

TRENTON — The state’s largest teachers union put a positive spin on its costly and unsuccessful effort to oust one of New Jersey’s most powerful Democrats Tuesday.

The New Jersey Education Association, which represents teachers across the state, spent more than $5 million to support a Republican trying to usher State Senate President Stephen Sweeney out of his seat in South Jersey’s 3rd legislative district.

The surge of NJEA cash helped balloon spending on the state Senate fight to more than $20 million, making it the costliest legislative race in state history.

But, it appears the NJEA’s money …read more

Source: NJ.com Camden

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