Another Dem Jumps Ship

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Chris Christie pointingRiver Edge Mayor Sandy Moscaritolo (D) is backing Chris Christie over Barbara Buono on November 5th, Save Jerseyans, giving the incumbent Republican another foothold in a Democrat-majority town carried by President Obama last fall.

It’s becoming a very familiar theme.

“Since taking office, Governor Christie has taken a decisive and responsible stand in order to put the best interests of all New Jerseyans ahead of partisan politics,” said Mayor Moscaritolo in a statement released by the Christie camp. “His bipartisan successes in capping property taxes and implementing historic reforms to save our state’s collapsing pension and health benefits system, along with balancing four consecutive budgets without raising taxes, have given families and businesses across the state results they can be proud of. Governor Christie has an unwavering willingness to do what is right, not merely what is popular, as he displayed throughout the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. He deserves another four years as the Governor of New Jersey and I am proud to endorse him for reelection.”

Governor Christie will spend Monday morning at his Southern Bergen Victory Office in nearby Carlstadt. Our latest Save Jersey public polling average puts him ahead of his Democrat challenger by 24-points.

Forty-nine elected New Jersey Democrats have endorsed Governor Chris Christie’s 2013 reelection campaign:

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, and River Edge Mayor Sandy Moscaritolo.

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