Gov. Christie Rallies Base For Next Week’s Election

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP)New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is rallying Republicans days before Tuesday’s election.

Christie held a 20-minute conference call with candidates and party activists Wednesday night. Christie urged them to work hard for state, county and local candidates in the final days of the campaign.

Don’t be surprised to get a call from Christie. The governor says he recorded robo-calls for 35 candidates.

Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno plan to campaign through Monday.

Christie says he’s hoping for GOP gains in Bergen County as well as south Jersey.

No governor in a half-century, except Democrat Jim McGreevey, has gained seats in the Legislature in midterm elections.

Democrats control both houses.

What do you think of Gov. Christie? Sound off in our comments section below…

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  • Moe Buehler

    He’s a phony – he throws his weight around scapegoating working people. He travels around the country as if he holds sway. He couldn’t affect an election in his own state and consequently doesn’t try. This is half hearted at best. Sweeny probably keeps him out of it.

    He might get the Republican nomination for president or VP but he probably won’t get re elected in NJ.

    He doesn’t want taxes on the wealthy but when tolls were raised on working people in NJ he put up only the faintest fight. A lot more people go from NJ to NY to work every day so who bears the brunt? His state pays and he didn’t stick up for us.

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