Mayor, 5 aldermen in Dover back Christie

BRIDGEWATER – Gov. Chris Christie keeps pocketing endorsements … from the Democrats.

Dover Mayor James Dodd and five Democratic Dover aldermen officially threw their support behind the incumbent today.

That brings the total of D’s who are backing Christie’s re-election to 58, according to the governor’s campaign.

The aldermen are Christine Noriega, Michael Picciallo, James Visioli, Robert Rutan, and Michelle Yzarnotegui.    

“Throughout his first term in office, Governor Christie has focused on delivering real results for the people of our state by bringing people together with real leadership,” Dodd said in a release.

“Here in Dover, we’ve experienced those results firsthand, with property tax growth held at just 2 percent this year and nearly $1.8 million in funding for our schools over the past two years.”

Dover was carried by President Obama in 2012 by a 46-point margin and by former Governor Jon Corzine in 2009 by 19 points.

The campaign emphasized the 70 percent Hispanic population in this Morris County town.

Christie also has been endorsed by Carlos Medina, head of the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey; The Essex County Latino-American Chamber of Commerce; The National Coalition of Latino Officers; and other Hispanic organizations and officials.

Mayor, 5 aldermen in Dover back Christie