August 11th, 2008
08:05 AM ET
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Independent New Jersey mayor endorsing McCain

New Jersey Mayor Richard Gerbounka will endorse McCain Monday.

New Jersey Mayor Richard Gerbounka will endorse McCain Monday.

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain will get an endorsement Monday afternoon in New Jersey from a Democrat-turned-Independent, Linden Mayor Richard Gerbounka, according to two Republican sources.

McCain advisers are eager to tout the endorsement as the Senator continues to try and show he has crossover appeal as a "maverick," though Gerbounka is clearly not a household name.

Gerbounka, whom Mc Cain advisers describe as a lifelong former Democrat, was elected in 2006 as an Independent. His move to back McCain comes as the Senator ramps up efforts to appeal to independent voters.

New Jersey is one of several battleground states that McCain and Sen. Barack Obama are both pushing hard to win. A recent CNN analysis finds Obama has the edge in the state.

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  1. Enough!!!

    Child please.

    August 11, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  2. La.LiveOak

    Just another endorsement from a small town, Bible clutching, gun-toting me. Y'all can sit in cities and pat each other on the back 'til ya get in those long lines to vote. Country folks will be a steady stream at the polls, all around you...sending the rookie a rejection slip. Y'all keep chanting "Yes we can!"...we'll just vote...
    yes, we will.

    August 11, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  3. Laura

    I think it is great for Senator McCain!! Not everything and everyone is about Senator Obama!!!

    You Obama supporters are just so rude!

    I am independant and with your hostility and name flinging (first at Hillary, now McCain), I wonder what kind of man would have a group of followers so intense with hatred. (Kind of reminds one of Rev. Wright and his hatred).

    I am sure there are some who are positive and I encourage you folks to try to reach the hate mongers. They will end up being Obama's downfall.

    Laura, Boston

    August 11, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  4. daniel marelli

    YES YOU CAN some up Obama's political campaign on a bumper sticker. Change, Hope, Believe- Obama 08..Nice. Hey did anyone notice that YES We Can is the opening song on the children's show, Bob the builder? I can not believe this empty suit clown is where he is at. I guess the major news media can make a candidate. If they reported on Edwards, Hillary wins Iowa and then the nomination... Oh well,I guess they only run those kinds of stories if you are a republican. You can look at The New York Times for proof of that . They ran a story in Feb 08 on McCain having an affair without a scintilla of evidence. Then they say stories like the Edwards affair is not the kind of stuff of the NYT Please! Obama is like the wizard OZ, You pull back the curtain and you get a munchkin with no real answers, but he tells everybody where I come from we have HOPE and Change. This guy is a a tax and spend Marxist

    August 11, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
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