Thursday, March 14, 2013

Another Democratic mayor endorses Christie


Chesilhurst Mayor, Michael Blunt, has become the third Democratic mayor in New Jersey to endorse Chris Christie for governor, saying he would "be crazy not to support someone who puts food on the table of the borough."

He called the governor a man of his word for following through on a promise to hold a town hall in the 1.6-square-mile community in 2011. A lifelong Democrat, the part-time mayor acknowledged that Christie has been good to the borough, though it did not support him in his first gubernatorial run in 2009.

“Gov. Christie has done so many things for the borough of Chesilhurst, and his administration, I would be crazy not to support someone who puts the food on the table of the borough,” Blunt said at borough hall, with Christie on hand to receive the endorsement.

.... Democrats in Trenton pointed to Chesilhurst as one of a handful of communities across the state set to benefit from an increase in property tax relief aid in Christie’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Chesilhurst also was one of six distressed municipalities to receive $200,000 in transitional aid the previous year.

How discouraging is all this to Barbara Buono, his likely Democratic challenger?

It's like Tony Romo looking up and seeing Jerry Jones in his luxury box, wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey.