Gov. Chris Christie punched a ballot swiftly Wednesday morning in his hometown voting district in the special election for an open U.S. Senate seat.
The Mendham resident made it
known he was supporting Republican candidate and former Bogota mayor Steve
Lonegan over Newark Mayor and Democrat Cory Booker to fill the vacated seat of Frank Lautenberg.
Christie reiterated the decision to vote Republican again Tuesday night in his gubernatorial debate with Democratic challenger Barbara Buono.
The governor arrived just after 10 a.m. at the Brookside Emergency Services Building and wished a good morning to residents and media members standing outside the building. Once he approached his District 4 table, words were minimal and he spent just a few seconds inside the booth.
Christie stood and posed for a photo with a fellow Mendham Township resident and voter, then made small talk on his way out with a poll worker and another resident.
After voting, Christie did not take questions from reporters.
He walked swiftly back to his SUV and took off. It was the governor’s second event of the morning after attending the Bayer ribbon-cutting of the company’s new East Coast headquarters in Hanover.