“I don’t support many politicians, but Chris Christie is different,” said O'Neal in the 30 second video, released just nine days before the standing governor will compete with Democrat Barbara Buono at the polls.
'Governor Christie’s provided more funding for schools, given parents 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.'
O'Neal, who was born in Newark, N.J., continued, “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 and Christie visited the Boy & Girls Club of East Camden earlier in the month to announce the “Just Play Campaign.”
Christie, 51, is a potential candidate to run for president in 2016.
Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released on Oct. 23 showed Christie leading the race at 61 percent to 28 percent. Christie abandoned his opposition against same-sex marriage in the Garden State.