N.J.’s lieutenant governor candidates debate

     New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (right), and Democrat Milly Silva debate at Kean University, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Union, N.J. (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

    New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (right), and Democrat Milly Silva debate at Kean University, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Union, N.J. (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

    New Jersey’s lieutenant governor candidates disagree over whether Gov. Chris Christie should have appeared in tourism commercials after Superstorm Sandy. 

    Democrat Milly Silva says $2 million worth of ads should have featured men and women “who are the faces of the Jersey shore.”

    Republican Kim Guadagno says Christie was the best pitchman to show that the shore had reopened for business.

    Guadagno is a former Monmouth County sheriff and Christie’s No. 2.

    Silva is running with Democrat Barbara Buono. She is on the executive board of SEIU local 1199, a union representing 7,000 nursing home and health care workers.

    Guadagno has been in charge of the state’s economic development efforts. Silva is an advocate for student aid.

    Friday’s debate in Union is the only planned meeting between the two.

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