NEWARK (The Borowitz Report)—A support group for mayors bullied by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held its first meeting today at the Prudential Center arena, in Newark.
Organizers of the gathering pronounced themselves pleased with the turnout, as bullied officeholders from all over the state filled the eighteen-thousand-seat venue.
The support group was the brainchild of Carol Foyler, the bullied mayor of Sea Ridge, New Jersey.
"All of these mayors have their own painful stories to share," Mayor Foyler said. "We wanted to give them a safe space to do that."
The event was interrupted fifteen minutes in, however, when power to the Prudential Center was abruptly cut off, plunging the arena into darkness.
A spokesman from Gov. Christie's office said that the sudden power outage was part of a routine electricity study.