Monday, April 16, 2012

Christie Takes A Swipe At McIntosh While Campaigning For Brooks

Gov. Chris Christie didn't hold back in going after the front-runner in the Fifth District congressional primary race during a fundraising appearance in Carmel today on behalf of Susan Brooks. Christie took a jab at former U.S. Rep. David McIntosh, referring to him as a K Street lobbyist. WTHR reports:

"Congress needs to be changed. You are not going to change Congress by simply sending the same old people back. You are not going to change Congress by sending a K Street lobbyist back to Congress. If you really want to change Congress, or change our country, you need to send different people there," Christie said.
Christie's visit prompted continued media speculation about the New Jersey governor's prospects this year as a vice presidential running mate for the Republican presidential nominee. "There is an old axiom in politics. It's always good to be right and early and I was both, so I am happy with how it turned out," Christie told reporters in reference to his early endorsement of the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney. Christie isn't ruling out the potential role as Gov. Daniels has done on several occasions. "I don't need to be VP. In the end, it is his call, whether he wants to have that conversation. If he does, I'll listen, but as I have said before, I don't expect I will be asked," Christie said.

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