Not many if any!
On Friday, Governor Christie welcome the endorsement of Mayor James Dodd (D-Dover) along with all five Dover Township Democrat Aldermen (yeah, they have aldermen there): Christine Noriega, Michael Picciallo, James Visioli, Robert Rutan, and Michelle Yzarnotegui. He’s now received 58 endorsements to date from current elected Democrat officials in New Jersey.
It’s also worth noting that Dover’s population is 70% Hispanic…
“Throughout his first term in office, Governor Christie has focused on delivering real results for the people of our state by bringing people together with real leadership,” said Mayor Dodd. “Here in Dover, we’ve experienced those results first hand, with property tax growth held at just 2% this year and nearly $1.8 million in funding for our schools over the past two years. At the same time, Governor Christie has restored fiscal responsibility to our state and spurred economic growth, job creation, and opportunity for Dover families. We are proud to call Chris Christie our Governor and we are proud to stand with him in his campaign.”
One of the few Democrat towns in Christie’s home base of Morris County, President Obama carried Dover by a whopping 46 points last November; Jon Corslime garnered a 19-point margin over Chris Christie back in 2009. Governor Christie is nevertheless on track to win Hispanic voters by a healthy margin if public polling is accurate.
There are two parties represented in this year’s gubernatorial cycle, Save Jerseyans: (1) the North Jersey Democrat Party and (2) the Chris Christie Unity Party. Anything else is purely peripheral…
An updated list of Governor Christie’s Democrat backers is below:
State Senator Brian Stack, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura, Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren, Belleville Mayor Ray Kimble, Bloomfield Mayor Ray McCarthy, Glen Ridge Mayor Peter Hughes, Livingston Mayor Rudy Fernandez, Paterson City Council President Anthony Davis, Burlington City Mayor Jim Fazzone, Manville Mayor Angelo Corradino, Chesilhurst Mayor Michael Blunt, Harrison Mayor Ray McDonough, Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long, Harrison City Council members Laurence M. Bennett, Jesus R. Huaranga, James Doran, Victor Villalta, Carol Mandaglio, Michael Dolaghan, Francisco Nascimento, and Anselmo Millan, Garfield Deputy Mayor Tana Raymond, Belleville Town Council members Steve Rovell and Michael Nicosia, Glen Ridge Council President Stuart Patrick and Councilman David Lefkovitz, Point Pleasant Borough Mayor William Schroeder, Spring Lake Mayor Jennifer Naughton, Spring Lake Council President Janice Venables, Spring Lake Council members Bob Drasheff and Priscilla Reilly and Union City Commissioners Tilo Rivas, Lucio Fernandez, Maryury Martinetti, and Celin Valdivia, Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli, Secaucus Town Councilmembers James Clancy, Robert Contantino, Gary Jeffas, William McKeever, and Susan Pirro, River Vale Mayor Joe Blundo, Scotch Plains Mayor Kevin Glover, Teaneck Councilmen Yitz Stern, Elie Katz, and Mark Schwartz, River Edge Mayor Sandy Moscaritolo, Palmyra Mayor Karen Scheffler and Council President David Dorworth, West New York Commissioner FiorD’Aliza Frias, Dover Mayor James Dodd, and Aldermen Christine Noriega, Michael Picciallo, James Visioli, Robert Rutan, and Michelle Yzarnotegui.