Senate Majority Leader is highly unthrilled with Democrats backing Gov. Christie for re-election
Jun 17, 2013 | 4498 views | 2 2 comments | 510 510 recommendations | email to a friend | print

STATEWIDE -- Democrat Loretta Weinberg, the state Senate majority leader, is unhappy with Democrats in New Jersey publicly supporting Republican Gov. Chris Christie for re-election, according to newspaper articles over the weekend.

Among the local Democrats who have publicly endorsed Christie are State Sen./Union City Mayor Brian Stack, and Hoboken Assembly candidate Carmelo Garcia, who works full-time as the director of Hoboken's low-income federally subsidized housing projects. Garcia is running on Stack's ticket for state legislature.

Weinberg gave this quote: “Democrats who endorse Republican Governor Chris Christie are being less than true to the people they were elected to represent and are, in fact, undermining the trust of their supporters. There is a difference between bi-partisan cooperation on policies and surrendering the basic beliefs and core principles that are so important to Democratic voters and our belief in what government can and should do. Christie’s Republican agenda not only ignores the needs of middle class families, working people, women, minorities, the poor and the disenfranchised, it has caused them harm.”

Politickernj quoted Stack as responding thusly: "I am shocked that someone who has consistently caused intra-party war within her own county is willing to cast a stone at my party loyalty."

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June 17, 2013
Garcia is rumored to have given Christi his endorsement in exchange for the governor naming a Garcia associate to the Hoboken Housing Authority.

Al Sullivan, Between the Lines, Hoboken Reporter 6/17/13
Billie bob
June 18, 2013
If this is true, would you call this a bribe ? Both should be arrested the one who offered it and the one who accepted it.