New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie endorsed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in New Hampshire today, providing the frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination with a boost on the verge of tonight’s New Hampshire debate.
The endorsement came just after 3 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott in Hanover, New Hampshire, just hours before the presidential candidates gather at Dartmouth College for the seventh debate of the GOP nomination fight.
“Americans cannot survive another four years of Barack Obama,” said Christie. “Mitt Romney is the man we need to lead America.” Christie added that Romney represents the “best of both worlds” given his experience in the private and public sector.
Christie said that Romney’s detailed economic plan, his willingness to stand by his health care plan and the fact that he is the best chance for Republicans to win the presidency.
For his part, Romney called Christie a “real hero”.
Christie and Romney will take part in a tele-townhall today at 5 pm; the Romney campaign says 750,000 voters from 20 states including Iowa and New Hampshire.
Back in May, Christie praised Romney for his speech defending and explaining his Massachusetts health care law. “That type of candor is what Americans expect from a serious presidential candidate today,” Christie said at the time.
Source: Washington Post | Chris Cillizza