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Posted: 9:12 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Shaquille O'Neal gets into politics 

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NJ Gov. Chris Christie and Shaq
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie posted this photo of himself and NBA great Shaquille O'Neal.

By Jennifer Brett

Atlanta could probably claim Shaquille O'Neal as our own these days (he's been spotted here and here and here and here) but he's a Jersey guy.

Now the Newark native is getting into politics in his home state, endorsing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's reelection bid.

"I don't endorse many politicians," O'Neal says in a new campaign ad. "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 from tough neighborhoods get ahead."

See the entire ad here:

Christie has posted a number of comments about O'Neal on his Twitter page.

"Hanging out with is one of the few things that I do as Governor that makes my kids think I’m actually cool," Christie tweeted recently when the two paired up for a Boys and Girls Club event.

This summer, O'Neal appeared in the ensemble comedy "Grown Ups 2" and reunited with its star, Adam Sandler, for a role in "The Familymoon." 

Political affiliations aside, O'Neal adheres to a policy I think we could all get behind: see if you agree.

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