The only Republican woman in the New Jersey Senate says that a GOP mayoral candidate who said his opponent couldn’t be mayor because she is a working mother with two small children should drop out of the race.
“It’s beyond offensive. It’s sexist. It’s disappointing,” said State Sen. Kristin Corrado (R-Totowa) of a campaign mailer sent out by Robert Colletti, a 67-year-old former acting mayor who is challenging Maggie Giandomenico, 33, a former councilwoman and the Park Ridge municipal clerk in the June 4 Republican primary.
Corrado wondered what Colletti must think of his constituents, many of whom are working mothers like Giandomenico.
“He should drop out,” Corrado said. “I’m calling on him to drop out. If this really how you feel, you can’t represent your constituents.”
Colletti did not immediately return a 11:28 AM call seeking comment.
Colletti and Giandomenico are seeking the Republican nomination to challenge an undetermined Democratic nominee.
Francisco Carramagna, who resigned this month after being charged with election tampering, is unopposed in the Democratic primary. He has not yet said if he will drop out of the race for a full four-year term.