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.”