It's official: Jon Corzine has the support of the Democrat who represents him in the State Senate. Brian Stack, who is also the Mayor of Union City, is expected to endorse the Governor tomorrow. Usually a Democrat endorsing a Democrat at the end of September isn't news, but Stack had openly flirted with the idea of backing Republican Christopher Christie. Indeed, that remained a possibility as recently as last week.
On Friday, at Corzine's request, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez – a former Union City Mayor and once a Stack rival – attended a meeting of the Hudson County Democratic Organization. Menendez helped put some added pressure on Stack, who agreed to support the re-election of his constituent.
Christie already has the endorsement of his State Senator: Anthony Bucco has been supporting him since early this year.