Professor, fired for Fox News segment, enters N.J. gubernatorial race

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Lisa Durden, a former adjunct communications professor at Essex County College who was fired after making controversial comments during an interview on Fox News, has entered politics.

New Jersey Green Party gubernatorial candidate Seth Kaper-Dale named Durden, 53 of Newark, as his pick for lieutenant governor Tuesday, becoming the first candidate in the race to announce a second in command.

"We need the lens through which Lisa Durden sees the world," Kaper-Dale said in a news release. "Could you imagine debates this fall, friends, with Seth Kaper-Dale, pastor and activist going up against Goldman Sachs and Christie's Lieutenant Governor? Could you imagine debates with Lisa Durden going up against anyone the two corporate candidates might choose?"

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