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Long Branch Mayor Endorses Christie, Says 'Party Lines Don't Always Matter'

Mayor Adam Schneider is a Democrat and Christie is a Republican

Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider, a Democrat, publicly endorsed Gov. Chris Christie in Pier Village on Monday.

"He knows I'm a mayor of a town with 45,000 people, he doesn't care that I'm a Democrat," he said. "Party lines don't always matter."

Schneider said he has voted for Democrats during his 22 years as mayor of the city.

"We need somebody who doesn't care about the next job," Schneider said. "We need someone who cares about doing this job well. I'm happy and proud to endorse for governor, Gov. Chris Christie."

Schneider recently said the work Christie's administration did with the response to Hurricane Irene and said Sandy in the past two years and has earned his respect.  He also said Christie's criticism of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for holding up Hurricane Sandy Aid, also led to his endorsement.

Christie agreed that party lines are not bigger than the problems the state is facing after Hurricane Sandy.

"The problems in NJ are more important than any political label we wear," Christie said. "When the storm him, nobody cared if the person helping you was a Republican or a Democrat."

Christie thanked Schneider for his support and others who do not look at party lines.

"I can't thank Adam enough, nobody finds it easy to step across political lines," Christie said. "He's stepped forward to say he believes I am best person to finish the job in New Jersey."

joe June 18, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Long Branch mayor has been mayor way too long and needs to retire. Term limits would be a good idea as well.
Anthony " Squash " Tomaine June 18, 2013 at 03:35 AM
Adam is a good person but he's forgotten that the rest of Long Branch also needs attention not only the beach front. I also think his administrative appointments leave a lot to be desired. The only good appointment during his 22 years is the Director of Public Works. Kevin Hayes has got to go. Hes an embarrassment to the administration. Squash
Joseph June 18, 2013 at 03:58 AM
. Long Branch: Stronger than the storm? Where's the boardwalk? Sandy Wins with very minor damage to Long Branch's Oceanfront! From the end of Pier Village south, there's no boardwalk! They only had to put the boards back! And besides the Sandy Storm, wheres the Pier at Pier Village. Another Joke! It's been almost 30 years now that Long Branch has been with-out a Pier. I recommend that Pier Village be renamed to "The Sitting Duck Village" Stick Around! Watch alot of money be wasted! The Sandy Storm is certainly much Stronger than any Long Branch Fool. Like · · Promote · Share
DJGigs June 18, 2013 at 07:29 AM
Hayes is well liked by a certain group. the same group that is allowing him to give a pass to the business in west end running illegally . 6 years not one summons. Hayes is a puppet remember that . I agree DPW Directory is a great guy . term limits would be nice but it would have to be 3 or 4 terms. If you limit it to any less there will be no incentive to do anything good for the people and the person elected would only make sure to take care of his own since he/she would have such a short time in
DJGigs June 18, 2013 at 07:50 AM
Adam is a good guy . I think however you are correct in you statement about pier village. But in his defense they needed to wait for fema to post the maps. Now that they have been posted there is a reason to know go back and possibly raise the wall that runs along the ocean front to a new height . Then rebuild the boardwalk
Joseph June 18, 2013 at 05:24 PM
Too bad Chris Christie didn't clean up the entire filthy mess in Long Branch! Monmouth County blew the whistle on the FBI and many took cover and got away! Obstruction of Justice was allowed! That is why politics and crime are the same thing!
Joseph June 18, 2013 at 05:28 PM
liars are the scum of the earth!
Joseph June 18, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Too bad Chris Christie didn't clean up the entire filthy mess in Long Branch! Monmouth County blew the whistle on the FBI, and many skated, Justice! Monmouth County was allowed to obstruct Justice, and get away with it! That is why Politics & Crime are the same thing! Anyone that has a huge history of being a liar, cannot be a good person!
John Kerwin June 19, 2013 at 01:30 AM
Schneider is not a true Dem, if he was he would not think of endorsing Christie. This Governor has at every turn smashed the core principals of the Dem Party. He favors the rich over the poor every time. Vetoed income tax hike on top 1 percent and the modest increase in min. wage. He is not concerned about climate change and depleted states energy funds by $1 billion . Reduced aid to cities forcing police layoffs that increased criminal violence. Removed only African-American justice on State Supreme Court for no good reason. Stopped the R/R tunnel from NJ to NY that was federally funded and would have added over 2,500 new jobs. Trying to grab the money set aside for affordable housing. And the list goes on.
paul giglio June 19, 2013 at 07:53 AM
John. I have to Whole heartily disagree with your statement First your statement "He favors the rich over the poor " So what you are saying is that democrat politicians are poor? Please come down off the fantasy land ride. Climate change? another Liberal money killer.. YOU NEED to show me the data base you have that goes back maybe 500 years or 800 that shows the world that what is happening isn't a normal cycle this planet goes through. Ohh wait that's right Christie caused Sandy and Bush Caused Katrina that's right. He had nothing to do wit forcing police layoffs that is being caused by towns that are trying to reduce there over head. The RR tunnel to no where was a joke.. You know if I did not know any better I would say you are in a UNION.. Only Brain washed living in Fantasy Island Union workers speak as you do
John Kerwin June 19, 2013 at 11:32 AM
Paul - Apparently you do not read any newspapers. Your comments make no sense. When I say about the poor I'm referring to the people not the politicians! Where in God's name did I say Christie caused Sandy or other natural disasters but he is depleting all the money from funding for all projects that will help the environment. The tunnel would speed up travel and this is a very congested area and no one thought it
John Kerwin June 19, 2013 at 11:46 AM
was a bad idea. Where did you get the idea it is a "tunnel to no where?" By the way Unions protect workers. Or you probably think that people making $7.25/ hr and only working 30 hours with no benefits can survive. That is why they have to have 3 jobs to make ends meet. You try doing it. The middle class wages have stayed steady for the last 30 years while the top 1% has increased over 800%. Towns depend on certain funding fro the state and when that is slashed they have to have layoffs. Since that has happened it is a fact that violence has increased when it had been going down. Stop getting your talking points from Fox news.
paul giglio June 26, 2013 at 10:04 AM
John,im not a union worker and have no college and would bet im making most of you look really bad in y profession
Joseph January 25, 2014 at 01:55 AM
I struggled with the absence of justice: Chris Chrstie starts "Operation Bid Rig", 2002. FBI Informant Solomon Dwek testifies in Federal Court ("Operation Bid Rig") That " The Long Branch Mayor was bribed." The testimony of this ended up in a Long Branch campaign flyer, and the Long Branch Mayor sued! The lawsuit was dismissed! And the high court said that Solomon Dwek told the truth in all Federal testimonies. The only enhancement I see here, Is that Christie took the Federal hook away from the Long Branch mayor, and got an endorsement instead.

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