Christie Campaign Mailer Features Teaneck Council Members

Republican governor’s campaign highlights Democratic endorsements

Christie campaign mailer / Photo credit: Reader submitted
Christie campaign mailer / Photo credit: Reader submitted

With only days left before the gubernatorial election, Gov. Chris Christie is seemingly looking to pick up votes locally by touting his support from three Teaneck council members.

Mailers sent to Teaneck residents this week show council members Yitz Stern and Elie Y. Katz with Christie at a September campaign stop on West Englewood Avenue. Both Teaneck officials, along with Councilman Mark Schwartz, endorsed Christie. Schwartz also appears on the campaign literature.

Christie’s campaign has pointed to his support from the three Teaneck Democrats, who are among as many as 60 Democratic elected officials across New Jersey to back the Republican governor.

Teaneck isn’t the only town where Christie’s campaign has sent mailers highlighting the governor’s support from local Democrats. The Essex County executive and sheriff, along with mayors from Orange, Harrison, Spring Lake, Long Branch and others were reportedly featured in the recent blitz.

Democratic State Committee spokesman Matt Farrauto told NJ.com the mailers do not reflect the party majority.

"The mailers are disingenuous, and the cherry-picked officials do not represent the Democratic base," Farrauto said. "The truth is, the vast majority of hard working Democrats, especially state legislators -- the people who have seen the damage that Christie's policies have reaped on New Jersey's middle class families -- support Barbara Buono.”
Steve Savitz November 02, 2013 at 09:35 AM
At best all we can hope to do is change the majority vote on the Council this coming election. Nothing else will solve Teaneck's embarrassing leadership problem, I think we have proven that over and over again. Even if Katz and Stern endorsed Christie as Republican conservatives which might have been less dishonest , Teaneck's problem remains, we have a Council in need of major surgery. So let's vote more and complain less.
genevieve maiberger November 02, 2013 at 11:24 AM
My thanks,AGAIN, to Art V. and to Steve S. for sensible comments.
Ari November 02, 2013 at 02:10 PM
Getting very tired being ripped off by both parties for the last two decades. Between Christie robbing our pensions and Weinberg robbing our taxes and our constitutional rights. My family are voting for the only friend of the working class that does not hang out with the Madoffs or the Corzines or the Christies. The only honest candidate on Tuesdays ballot is immigrant DUGGAN the underdog. This guy is a mensch who would give you the shirt off his back
Art Vatsky November 04, 2013 at 12:43 PM
I am still seeking my original goal when I came to NJ: a well-run town in a well run county in a well run state. I don't mind paying my taxes to governments that show value with the use of those funds. ( I LIKE Teaneck's 2 week recycling program (DPW) and the services provided at the Teaneck Library. ) But NJ is burdened by generations of bad government decisions that have gotten politicians reelected at the cost of creating programs/contracts we don't have the wealth to afford. NJ is rated among the worst run states in the Union by the Pew Charitable Trust. The endorsement of Christie by our Council members (who are Democrats in name only) is probably a chance to advance their own personal interests, not to help Teaneck.


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