Asbury Park Press endorses Christie

The Asbury Park Press today endorsed former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie in the Republican gubernatorial primary.

"He is bright, has the leadership skills needed to govern, the backbone needed to stand up to what is sure to be a Democratic-controlled Legislature – at least for the first two years of the governership – and the powers of persuasion needed to help sell his program."

Christie is competing in Tuesday's primary with former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan and Assemblyman Richard Merkt (R-Mendham).

Asbury Park Press endorses Christie