Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long, a Democrat, endorsed Mr. Christie for re-election on Wednesday, praising his leadership during the Superstorm Sandy cleanup and saying the ongoing rebuilding efforts demand a nonpartisan approach, according to a report in the Ashbury Park Press.
“There is no time for Republicans and Democrats to bash each other in the name of party politics. I don’t want to spend the next six months being coy,” she said, in a public endorsement announcement in her town, the Ashbury Park Press reported.
Mr. Christie has been on a wave of support lately. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday gave him an approval rating of 74 percent, the highest for any N.J. governor in any Quinnipiac poll, the National Journal reports. But his rising popularity among Democrats is having an adverse effect on members of his own party.
Pundit Glenn Beck summed up the mood of many on the right, according to a Real Clear Politics report: “I thought Chris Christie was really good, and I ignored a few things that kind of bothered me. But now, I don’t like Christie.”
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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