Washington (CNN) - New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie will headline the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual fundraising dinner in March, the group announced Friday.
In a statement, NRCC Chair Pete Sessions, R-Texas, said, "Governor Christie has become a highly regarded Republican since winning his gubernatorial race in 2009, and we are excited that he will be joining us in March. With his credentials and experience, his address will be of great value to our supporters as we continue to build on our historic gains for 2012."
Christie, a rising star in the Republican Party, has been credited for his tough stance on spending in his state and getting tough with teachers unions.
Recently, the outspoken governor criticized former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for not engaging the national media. ""I would contend to you that if Governor Palin never does any of those things, she'll never be president, because people in America won't countenance that. They just won't," Christie said in an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday.
The statement by the NRCC touts Christie as "a true conservative, taking on big union bosses and working tirelessly to reduce budget deficits in New Jersey without raising taxes. His ability to balance the will of the people with New Jersey politics has turned him into a leader that Republicans across the country support, as he made appearances for many high profile campaigns this past election cycle."
The dinner will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2011 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.
He has only been on the job 1 year and spends more time outside the State than any other previous Governor. He's made a lot of proposals – the first one that will be enacted is still 2 weeks away. Point is he hasn't accomplished much yet except for making a reputation as a loud mouth. He still thinks he's a US Attorney, treating Teachers, Cops and Firemen like they are criminals – expecting concessions like he's offering them a plea deal.
Be sure to buy an extra cow or two for supper. How many calories DOES he eat every day???
Chris Christie: the GOP's latest thug.
I don't necessarily always agree with this guy, but I have a ton of respect for him. He is not afraid to jump right in the middle of the snake pit on difficult issues. You have to admire him for that.
His approval rating is about equal to Obama's.
Now, compare the narrative the "news" media is selling about what the public thinks of each of them in terms of job performance.
[With his credentials and experience, his address will be of great value to our supporters as we continue to build on our historic gains for 2012."]
The ONLY downfall to this – Christie is NOT running in 2012 and what you have running does not stand a chance against President Obama (Christie either – which is the reason why he won't TOUCH IT!!)
Let's support our current leader, President Obama, as he continues his effort to MOVE AMERICA FORWARD in a positive direction!!
someone tell him to shed at least 250 lbs, his figure is grotesque to say the least, not a good sign of a healthy person, and there are millions of them.
I quest the Republicans believe he is their great white hope. He is just too much of a bully and I don't think he is liked all like the media wants us to believe.
To be a highly regarded republican, all you have to do is raid the government employees retirement fund, and give tax credits to the wealthy in New Jersey. As the song goes, ". . .tell me if you can, 'cause it is so hard to understand, why the rich are busy dancing while the poor man pays the band?
The statement by the NRCC touts Christie as "a true conservative, taking on big union bosses and working tirelessly to reduce budget deficits in New Jersey without raising taxes.
This is want is going to hurt him if he decise to run in 2012. He balanced the budget on the backs of the working class and by cutting education while giving the rich a tax break. This is what is wrong with the Republicans they are for the rich and the rich only.
New Jersey and Maine both have Govenors that "Man-UP" and stand up to special intrest! BRAVO!!!!
He have become their GREAT WHITE HOPE! This man keeps getting fater and fater. I never seen a fat President before. He is starts to lose weight by March that will be an indication he is thinking about running. By the looks of things he is at least thinking about a run even though he say he is not.
Christie should spend some time in the 'Garden State' and not use his governorship to get the 2012 VP position. As an elected official he has little respect for those who elected him. But, in his defense, at least it won't be snowing in March.
Let me see ...
"I come here as a governor who lied about my role in the recent weather crisis in my state even though I had advance warning of the impending storm. When confronted, I told more lies and justified being on a family vaction while shirking my accepted responsibilities. I then proceeded to attack anyone who questioned me, lied about being in contact with all the appropriate staff, and will continue to discredit and discount any decent human being who believes otherwise. Oh, and one more thing: I think MY failure to act appropriately and responsibly, as I was so sworn, is the fault of the teacher's or public employee's union.
Perfect choice for a party that uses an elephant as it's mascot symbol.
Whatever happenned to their Cuban pin-up boy (barf!), Rubio?
Could the Republican Party be learning to stick to fiscal conservatism? Has Palin met her match? He's the only one she hasn't resorted to knee-jerk defending herself against after his analysis.
"someone tell him to shed at least 250 lbs, his figure is grotesque to say the least, not a good sign of a healthy person, and there are millions of them."
While I think it's not really relevant...because, whether he's fat or not, this guy is a dangerous ideologue moron who believes the middle-class needs to die out...I would again point out that it would be useful to compare the media's attention to every single little thing Obama has ever done that could be interpreted as a bad example for children (eating habits, smoking, etc.) versus their inattention to Christie's obesity in light of the epidemic childhood obesity probelm in the US when calling him a potential GOP presidential nominee.