Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider Endorses Christie

Hundreds of Monmouth County residents got the hell off the beach this morning to witness Adam Schneider, the Democratic Mayor of Long Branch, endorse Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, for another four year term leading the Garden State.

Guv Chris Christie accepting Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider's endorsement. Photo by Art Gallagher. Click for larger view.

Guv Chris Christie accepting Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider’s endorsement. Photo by Art Gallagher. Click for larger view.

Christie was swarmed by boardwalk visitors anxious for a photograph and to shake his hand as he exited his vehicle outside of McLoone’s Pier House.  It took him 20 minutes to work through the crowd while making the short walk to the veranda for Schneider’s announcement.

Schneider declared that he is a proud Democrat who took the difficult step of making a cross party endorsement because “Christie doesn’t care what national Republicans think, he is working for the people of New Jersey.”

Schneider said mentioned to a Christie staffer, Christopher Stark, that he might vote for the governor at a meeting in January after Christie chastised House Republicans, particularly Speaker John Boehner, for holding up legislation authorizing federal relief for Superstorm Sandy recovery.

“He wrote that down,” Schneider said of Stark, “I knew I would be hearing from the governor.  He called from his cell phone, not a government phone number.”

After agreeing to endorse Christie, Schneider called 30-45 of his Democratic friends to give them the news before it became public. “Some were disappointed. Most said, What’s taken you so long?”

“Since taking office, Governor Christie has been a straightforward and strong voice for our state – telling difficult truths and engaging leaders in both parties and the public

Guv Chris Christie and Danielle Daly, Neptune Twp on Long Branch boardwalk prior to Schneider's endorsement

Guv Chris Christie and Danielle Daly, Neptune Twp on Long Branch boardwalk prior to Schneider’s endorsement

on what was needed to get New Jersey back on the right path,” said Schneider.  “This was most apparent just when it was most needed, as our state was dealing with the devastation of Superstorm Sandy.  Governor Christie’s strong and decisive leadership has helped move our recovery along steadily in affected communities across our state.  New Jersey needs Governor Christie for another four years and I am proud to stand with him to keep fighting for our state.”

Answering Schneider’s ‘proud Democrat’ declaration with partisan declaration of his own, Christie said, “I am a proud Republican.”

“But when Sandy hit last October, no one cared if the person who was helping them was a Democrat or a Republican.”

Christie derided partisan governance. “It’s important that we debate our philosophical differences. But once elected we have to work together to get things done. To those who would have us not work together and govern with partisan sniping, You are the politics of yesterday. We are tomorrow!”

“The work we’ve done in this community is an excellent example of what we can accomplish when we focus on partnership, cooperation, and results,” said Christie.  “That approach has been vital, not only to actually getting things done for the people we represent, but in setting an example of what a government working for the people looks like.  I’m proud that Mayor Schneider has joined the dozens of Democrat elected officials who show great character in crossing the aisle to support the best person, not merely their party.”

To date, twenty seven elected Democrats have endorsed Christie for reelection.  Christie’s lead in the independent polls over Democratic gubernatorial nominee Barbara Buono is 30-40 points.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Long Branch | Tags: , , , , , | 10 Comments »

10 Comments on “Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider Endorses Christie”

  1. bill said at 3:52 pm on June 17th, 2013:

    Adam your not a real Democrat,Your a Democrat in name only.Hey Adam did you tell Christie that NOT in a million years will he win in Long Branch.

  2. Astraea said at 4:12 pm on June 17th, 2013:

    In 2009, Christie received 2,523 votes to Corzine’s 2,714 in Long Branch out of 5,645 ballots cast .. that’s only a 4 pt spread. If the people of Long Branch like Governor Christie more, after their hurricane & other experiences, it wouldn’t take much to reverse those numbers! From: http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/2009-governor_results-monmouth.pdf

  3. bill said at 4:40 pm on June 17th, 2013:

    @ Astraea-Monmouth County Democratic party is stronger more united more people are-engaged.

  4. @bill said at 4:54 pm on June 17th, 2013:

    Really Bill?

    They had control of the old 12th District and lost it.
    They controlled the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders in 2009 after not having a majority in 25 years and imploded after 1 year.

    You would think that when they had some power they could have gotten their act together.

    Please don’t bet your home and kids’ college fund on the Monmouth Dems doing anything but getting steamrolled this year.

  5. bill said at 5:13 pm on June 17th, 2013:

    After much consideration, I have decided that I will vote for Christie. I have abandoned all hope for the Dems.

  6. Dear Bill said at 8:50 am on June 18th, 2013:

    Facts vs opinions

    And the winner is = FACTS!
    It may be true that he may not win long branch, but it will probably be closer this time than in 2009. Your idea that the Dem party is stronger is so far fetched, since 2009 there has been a downward trend of the Monmouth County Dems. I don’t think it has reached bottom yet, and Christie will sink them even lower!

  7. bill said at 10:40 am on June 18th, 2013:

    @Dear Bill. Your reasoning is flawless and I must agree. I have begun to see the light in joining the GOP. Please do not shun me, for my unfortunate past comments.


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