Christie Campaigns In Wisconsin For Governor [VIDEO]
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made two campaign stops in Wisconsin on Tuesday in support of Governor Scott Walker who is facing a recall vote.
Christie said he came to “stand with two incredible friends,” referring to Walker and his wife Tonette. Christie is also the vice chairman of the Republican Governors’ Association according to ABC News.
In Green Bay, Christie predicted a Walker win on June 5th and said that victory will “not only empower him to continue to do the things to move Wisconsin forward,” but said it will also send a message to other politicians “all over the country.”
He said despite the uproar in the state, which has outside groups on both sides of the aisle flooding Wisconsin with millions of dollars he wasn’t going to “back off” or “take the easy course.”
“He’s not complaining,” Christie said. “He’s re-doubled their efforts.”
“We have an obligation…to have our voices be heard,” Christie said. “We as Americans love to judge, we do….We will be judged too by our children and grandchildren and what will we have them say of us? That we said the problems are too big…so instead we are going to bury our head in the sand?”
Christie said Walker was under pressure to dump his controversial legislation, but he “never seriously considered it” and he wanted to put the “interests of all the people in Wisconsin ahead of a narrow group…whether they voted for him or not.”
“Too many politicians worry about the next election first,” Christie said at a fundraising luncheon of Walker supporters.
Christie sounded the same themes during a stop in suburban Milwaukee. “You see what I’ve been able to do is give Scott and the people of Wisconsin a little preview of what good conservative governance can do for states,” he said at a Christie a landscaping equipment maintenance shop. “New Jersey is giving a preview for Wisconsin as to good things than can happen when you stand up for the people of your state and stand against the special interests who have owned these state capitals for much too long.”
Christie has returned to New Jersey but heads to Washington this week to address the Cato Institute’s biennial dinner.