On Eve of Election, South Plainfield Residents Flock to See Governor at Flanagan’s

Alexandra Fodor, Mary Pat Christie, Governor Chris Christie and Megan Dish at Flanagan's last night on eve of New Jersey Gubernatorial Election.
Alexis Ratti in front of Governor's bus. Credits: Dan Ratti
Alexis Ratti, Governor Chris Christie and Samantha Ratti with Governor Chris Christie at Flanagan's. Credits: Dan Ratti
Credits: Anthony Muccigrossi
Credits: Anthony Muccigrossi
Credits: Anthony Muccigrossi
Governor Chris Christie with Steven Isaac. Credits: Anthony Muccigrossi

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Governor Chris Christie ended his seven day bus tour last night stopping at Flanagan’s Pub in South Plainfield to throngs of supporters.  The Governor’s Bus rolled into town around 4:15pm.  Crowds of supporters jammed the dining hall, bar area and outside the restaurant to get a glimpse of the Governor.  The gathering felt more like a rock concert than an actual political campaign stop.

Governor Christie greeted residents of all ages working his way all around the dining area and bar.  The Governor’s visit last about 90 minutes and the Governor was accompanied by his wife Mary Pat, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez , Essex County Executive Joe Divincenzo and State Senator Kevin O’Toole.

Governor Christie remarked “South Plainfield has the best Labor Day Parade in the State, and four years ago it was after the Parade I went home to Mary Pat and said I think something is going on, and we may win this.”  The Governor said despite what the polls say, he asked for everyone’s vote tomorrow on Election Day.

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South Plainfield Mayor Matthew P. Anesh said “it is impressive that on the eve of the election Governor Christie came to South Plainfield.  It just shows how important South Plainfield is to the Governor.  I’m sure there were plenty of places he could have been today, but he decided to be with us here at Flanagan’s.”

South Plainfield resident Joe Wolak had this to say about the Governor’s visit “It was really great having the Governor visit South Plainfield.  His visit had that old fashion home town feel, very quaint and personal.  It was a great experience.  Mary Pat just walked up to me and said  hi I’m Mary Pat.  When Christie walked by I held up my cell phone for a picture, and the Governor of New Mexico grabbed my phone and took a picture of me with Governor Christie.  What a special moment and great memory.” 

Governor Christie is heading into today’s election with polls showing him leading Democratic State Senator Barbara Buono by 20-30 points.  Polls open at 6:00am and close at 8:00pm.


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