Governor Christie will be in Aberdeen today to accept the endorsement of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) for his reelection bid.
Before wingnut conservatives get all crestfallen or disgusted, let me remind you that the Teamsters endorsed Ronald Reagan. A labor union’s endorsement doesn’t automatically make that Republican a RINO, unless you consider Reagan a RINO.
Yes, this means that New Jersey is not likely to become a “Right to Work” state so long as Christie is governor, It also means that we will continue to overpay “prevailing wage” on government funded and supported construction projects. As our friends at InTheLobby point out, it also explains why Christie has thwarted efforts to expand legalized gambling in New Jersey to race tracks, but those are all other stories.
What the LIUNA endorsement really means is that New Jersey Democrats are not likely to make a fight of the gubernatorial campaign in 2013. Christie’s post Sandy poll numbers make him look invincible. By locking up a major union endorsement early, Christie is creating an air of inevitability for reelection.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, Barbara Buono, Cartoons, Chris Christie, Cory Booker, Hurricane Sandy, Jon Corzine, Kim Guadagno, Pensions, Property Taxes, Racinos, Saturday Night Live, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: Barbara Buono, Chris Bollwage, Chris Christie, Cory Booker, Dick Codey, LIUNA, Lou Greenwald, Steve Sweeney, Taylor Jones | 2 Comments »