2/24/13: Governor Forced to Dress like Lobster to Obtain Endorsement of Monmouth County Mayor
Democratic Mayor Dina Long threw her support behind re-electing Republican Gov. Chris Christie, requiring the governor to, “dress up like a lobster and have his picture taken” In order to receive her endorsement. This is not the first time Mayor Long Has made an odd request of a Republican to get her endorsement.
“There is no time for Republicans and Democrats to bash each other in the name of party politics. I don’t want to spend the next six months being coy,” she said during the endorsement announcement at Woody’s Ocean Grille in Sea Bright.
Christie has visited Sea Bright four times since Sandy, in which the Mayor and the governor have developed a good rapport. At the last appearance in Sea Bright, Christie touted Long’s leadership and advocacy for the oceanfront town, joking that she was able to get “the governor to agree to dress up like a crustacean… It was a choice of lobster or crab.”
Four years ago, in 2008, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani sought the endorsement of Mayor Long, and required him, “to dress up like Marilyn Monroe… complete with blonde wig and makeup....and go out on a date with Donald Trump.”
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"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop- PolitickerNJ.com
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