Protesters assail Christie ahead of address

 A group of people gathers to protest outside the Statehouse before Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State Of The State address Tuesday in Trenton. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A group of people gathers to protest outside the Statehouse before Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State Of The State address Tuesday in Trenton. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

About 50 protesters lambasted Gov. Chris Christie ahead of his State of the State address, accusing him of putting his presidential run before the Garden State.

They blamed him for a litany of problems that range from lead poisoning to home foreclosures to a lack of transportation funding.

Organized by the liberal New Jersey Working Families Alliance, the protesters stood outside the Statehouse on Tuesday holding signs that listed the 261 days Christie’s spent campaigning outside of New Jersey and stating, “Nice of you to stop by, governor.”

Joe Mangino of the New Jersey Organizing Project, which advocates for Superstorm Sandy victims, criticized Christie for canceling the extension of a rental assistance program. Mangino also urged Christie to help Sandy victims facing home foreclosure.

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