Christie endorses Brown in re-election bid
March 5th, 2012
06:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Christie endorses Brown in re-election bid

(CNN) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Monday threw his support behind Sen. Scott Brown, who's running to keep his seat in the highly-contested Senate race in Massachusetts.

"Scott Brown and I share a commitment to taking on today's most difficult challenges by reforming government, balancing budgets and making tough choices," the New Jersey governor said in a statement.

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The endorsement comes as a boost for Brown as he faces a heated campaign against the likely Democratic nominee Elizabeth Warren. Republicans frequently point to Christie, one of the GOP's biggest stars, as an ideal presidential candidate. Christie, however, has repeatedly shot down the idea and backs Mitt Romney for president.

"(Brown) is battling to bring the same kind of fiscal discipline to Washington that I am fighting for in New Jersey," Christie said. "Scott cuts through the baloney and calls the issues like he sees them, and I am proud to endorse his campaign."

Recent polls show Brown with a slight advantage over Warren, who served as President Barack Obama's adviser in the formation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Both candidates have seen heavy fundraising pulls in recent months, with Warren outpacing Brown in the last quarter $5.7 million to Brown's $3.2 million

Political handicappers Charlie Cook and Stuart Rothenberg each rank the race as a toss-up.

Brown first won the Senate seat in a closely-watched special election in 2010, following the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Senate
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Pat

    Republicans say we should give bigger tax breaks to the top 1% bcoz we should not envy sucessful people. Okay then why are Newt & Santorum & majority of the GOP complaining about Mitt outspending them 20 to 1. Mitt is sucessfull and has more resources they (Santorum & Newt) should lead by example by not complaining bcoz it is class warfare. Do the conservtards realise the edge that money/wealth gives u?

    March 5, 2012 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  2. logicnLA

    Big deal. The bigoted Governor of NJ says they share a committment. since the only thing thye get to vote on that are similar is gay marriage issues- it must be that they are both against it.

    March 5, 2012 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  3. CAWinMD

    Hey Chris, the dog catcher in my town is up for re-election, and he's a Republican. Are you going to endorse him too?

    March 5, 2012 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  4. Mick

    It's not even about his political affiliation, Christie is just so loathsome. His demeanor and verbal expressions spell BULLY. He reminds me of the Tony Soprano charcter every time I see or hear him in the media.

    March 5, 2012 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  5. FRANK - LAS VEGAS

    Gee, that's a shocker, a republican governor endorsing a republican senator, and not from the same state so he won't encounter any blow-back, what a surprise. Now if he had endorsed a democrat!!

    March 5, 2012 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  6. Larry Laguardia

    As a Massachusetts resident and voter, I find it offensive that this intolerant windbag is injecting himself into my state's affairs. Keep it in Jersey, fatboy.

    March 5, 2012 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  7. cali girl

    And this matters how?

    March 5, 2012 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  8. marty

    Elizabeth Warren is one of the most decent persons running for political office. Her interests are truly for the American people and those interests have worried Republicans and bankers. One example is the fact that she initiated the change in charge card operations which is a direct benefit to you and me. All one has to do is listen to her answer questions, not dance around them. Mr. Brown seems like a nice guy, but Ms Warren is a very effective and efficient individual.

    March 5, 2012 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  9. Debbie

    Not sure WHY this matters. GOP will support and stand with GOP. If Christie took a stand and supported Elizabeth Warren THAT would be news. What this tells me is Christie supports Romney. I'm sure he hopes to be VP. Romney is supported by all the old GWBush Administration. So I guess this means that Brown also supports GWBush administration polices as well as Christies policies in New Jersey. That's all I can get from this none story.

    March 5, 2012 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  10. Eddie B

    He lost when he voted for the Blunt amendment.

    March 5, 2012 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  11. ED FL

    When the GOP refers to thier GOP 'S Biggest supporter fro Senator Brown, the description is correct if they are talking about SIZE. Brown can not get elected as a republican In Massachusettes. Personally as a lifew long democrat I do like Brown not because of his party but a a Massachusettes person that is pretty sharp. That is because of the caliber of Mass. people. He should change his party and he would be a shoo in.

    March 5, 2012 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  12. Bessy

    Uh OH! Kiss of death.

    March 5, 2012 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  13. mk1

    Well, what do you expect, they are both Republicans and Christie has other ambitions. Anyone who thought he would do anything other than endorse Brown is dreaming. Christie. like Brown is a good trooper, even if on the wrong side of history.

    March 5, 2012 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  14. Laverne

    Good luck with that endorsement, it has done NOTHING for Romney! I think he may do better endorsing KFC!

    March 5, 2012 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    I'm sure voters in Massachusetts are impressed. NOT!

    March 5, 2012 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |