He's popular in Randolph

Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie sought a home county boost Saturday morning, beginning his day of campaigning at the Randolph Diner.

He was not disappointed. Even if you exclude the dozen or so Republican officials on hand, the breakfast crowd was supportive,

James McClure of Randolph said among the candidates, Christie was the only real choice.

Mark Rubinetti of Roxbury said he’s followed Christie’s career since his days as a Morris County freeholder and that, “I’ve been waiting for this.”

All this must be heady stuff for the guy from nearby Mendham Township. Christie walked from table to table and was asked more than once to pose for photographs.

Christie said he has felt better this past week than at any time on the campaign trail. Christie, accompanied by his wife, brother, father and others, is spending the last days of the campaign travelling the state by bus. On Sunday, he’s scheduled to attend a rally on the
Morristown Green that begins at noon.

“Every day, his money means less,” Christie said, referring to Gov. Corzine. (You’ve got to love the irony, the poor Republican and the rich Democrat).
Could be, but how about Chris Daggett, a wild card in the race? As Christie made the rounds, Daggett popped up on the diner’s TV set.

With polls showing Christie and Corzine tied, the key is going to be just how many votes will Daggett get and which candidate will he hurt the most.


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

One Response to He's popular in Randolph

  1. SolomonDrek says:

    “With polls showing Christie and Corzine tied, the key is going to be just how many votes will Daggett get and which candidate will he hurt the most.”

    I expect Daggett will do better in GOP districts than he will in Democratic areas. How much this hurts Christie remains to be seen. If Daggett breaks ten percent in Morris County and Christie’s numbers are similar to previous GOP candidates he may be in trouble.

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