Senate President Richard Codey (D-Roseland) has endorsed the re-election campaign of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Codey served as Governor from 2004 to 2006, while Bloomberg was in his first term as Mayor.
"When Mike Bloomberg took over as Mayor of New York City, he faced what seemed like insurmountable odds. Not only was he replacing a popular mayor, but he was also tasked with steering New York out of one of its darkest hours. Eight years later, there's no question that he passed this test with flying colors and has become the architect of some of the city's finest accomplishments," Codey said in a statement released today. "When I became Governor of New Jersey, we got to know each other well, working closely on shared interests such as homeland security and rebuilding the region's economy and transportation infrastructure. He blew me away with his intellect and his ability to cut right through the red tape, identify a solution, and go after it.
Codey praised Bloomberg's willingness to avoid partisan politics.