Teresa Giudice is not running for governor of New Jersey, despite a ridiculous report. This sensational claim is nothing but fake news. Gossip Cop confirms with a lawyer for the star that she has no intention of entering the political race.

But the disreputable blog Naughty Gossip is falsely announcing, "Teresa Giudice Running For New Jersey Governor." According to the dubious site, "Real Housewife, Teresa Giudice, isn't happy just being a reality star. Now the New Jersey girl is getting advice that she should run for governor." Purported "sources" are quoted as saying, "Teresa couldn't do a worse job than Chris Christie. At first it was suggested that she run for governor as a press stunt but now she is really thinking about it."

The outlet's supposed "sources" go on to assert, "She has a massive social media following to get her message out and she has a lot of good ideas about how to help her state. Plus, she isn't going to be shutting down any access to bridges. It's about time real people took back political power and after her stay in jail, Teresa isn't frightened of anyone."

Christie's term as governor is set to expire in January of 2018, and the state election for his replacement will be held this November. And while, as a longtime New Jersey resident, Giudice could potentially be eligible to throw her hat into the ring if her felony conviction doesn't bar her from running, she absolutely will not be doing so. Her attorney, James J. Leonard Jr., exclusively tells Gossip Cop, "It's embarrassing that someone would even suggest this and even worse that someone would actually write it. Teresa is not running for governor. Period."

It's worth noting that Naughty Gossip is often associated with the National Enquirer and RadarOnline, two sister publications that have a long history of spreading misinformation about the reality star. For instance, more than two years ago, Gossip Cop busted the webloid for wrongly claiming Giudice was going to join "Dancing with the Stars" following her release from prison. Time proved us right when we said there was no truth to the tale, and time will again show Gossip Cop is correct now with this silly claim about running for governor.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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