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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."

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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