Basketball legend, and former Space Jammer Shaquile O’Neal has thrown his hat in the political mix in New Jersey. In a television ad launched this week, Shaq endorses New Jersey’s current governor Chris Christie in his bid for reelection.
“I don’t endorse many politicians. But Chris Christie is different. He’s working with me to bring jobs back to our cities, and on a new program to help kids in tough neighborhoods get ahead,” O’Neal says in the ad.
“Governor Christie’s provided more funding for schools, given parent MORE choices in what schools their kids can go to, and merit pay for good teachers. He’s a good man. Excuse me — he’s a GREAT man. Please join me in supporting Chris Christie – the governor.”
New Jerseyans will vote Tuesday, November 5, and Politico notes the Republican governor carries a “strong favorability ratings among African Americans.”