Hey Aberdeen Democrats! Did you know your Mayor attends Jets games with Governor Christie!
Here are a few excerpts:
“Fred Tagliarini, the mayor of Aberdeen Township, was one of just two local politicians who got the top ranking from the governor’s staff, though he had no idea until a Bloomberg News reporter called to ask for comment.”
“The mayor’s name turned up on a spreadsheet maintained by the Christie administration that ranked some of the state’s mayors and council members, mostly Democrats, on the likelihood they would endorse the Republican governor’s 2013 re-election. But it wasn’t just rankings. It also tracked who sat in the governor’s box for New York Giants’ and New York Jets’ games, toured the World Trade Center, attended Christie’s speeches or received gifts, like steel remnants from the wreckage of the Twin Towers.”
“Tagliarini, 64, said there was “zero chance” he would have supported the governor, despite accepting invitations to a New York Jets game and a Christmas Party.”
“I graciously declined, and there was no pressure whatsoever. No threat. Nothing,” he said. “I wrote him a very nice letter wishing him good luck in the election. That’s as far as it went.”
“Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, a Democrat and a “2,” said he endorsed Christie’s opponent, then-state Senator Barbara Buono, and contributed to her campaign. He said he wasn’t contacted by the governor’s office or his campaign seeking an endorsement.”
“I certainly wasn’t offered any tickets to Giants’ games,” Doherty said. “How do you get on that list?”
Let’s clean house the year on Tuesday, Nov 7!