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Dem Mayor: I Got 'Enhanced' Access To NJ Officials After Endorsing Christie

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"I'm not talking to any more underlings, and I'm not being delegated to," Schneider told Christie's aides, a strategy that proved successful. "I got what I needed."

The Long Branch mayor believes the help from Christie's office can be attributed to the endorsement, even though the governor never promised him anything.

The Washington Post reported that Democratic mayors who supported Christie said that the benefits they reaped from doing so outweighed frustration from fellow liberals who did not endorse the governor.