Republican gubernatorial nominee Chris Christie continues to roll out Democratic support for his campaign, even if none of the politicians touted have been marquee names.
Today, Christie announced the support of Gloucester Township Democratic Councilwoman Crystal Evans.
“The people of New Jersey are frustrated and fed-up with Jon Corzine’s failed policies and weak leadership. In order to get New Jersey working again, we must have a leader who puts the well-being of our state ahead of partisan politics,” she said. “Chris Christie has shown his dedication to New Jerseyans by presenting plans that incorporate the best ideas, regardless of from which side of the aisle they come.”
So far, Christie has won the support of a total of six current or retired Democratic officeholders.
Yesterday, Christie announced the backing of former Asbury Park Councilwoman Kate Mellina. Last week, he rolled out Perth Amboy Councilman Ken Balut (who almost challenged Corzine in the primary), Elizabeth Board of Education and Union County Democratic Committee member Tony Monteiro and former Union County Freeholder Donald Goncalves. He is also backed by Garfield Councilwoman Tana Raymond.