Christie makes Spanish re-election pitch
September 23rd, 2013
09:25 AM ET
12 months ago

Christie makes Spanish re-election pitch

(CNN) – "Better, Brighter Future."

That's the English translation of "Un Mejor Futuro, Mas Brillante," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's first Spanish language television commercial of his general election campaign. The Republican governor is bidding this November for a second term in office.

The Christie campaigns says the 30-second spot, which touts the governor's record on taxes, jobs, and education reform, will run statewide on Univision, Telemundo, and Spanish-language cable. The campaign tells CNN they're spending "six-figures" to run the commercial.

Christie ran a Spanish-language ad during the primary campaign.

Polls indicate Christie with a large double digit lead over state Sen. Barbara Buono, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee. Christie's trying to score an impressive re-election victory in November in blue state New Jersey with the support of not only Republicans but also Democrats and independent voters. Christie's 2013 re-election bid is also increasingly seen as a testing ground or launching pad for a possible 2016 bid for the White House.

–CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report


Filed under: 2013 • Ads • Chris Christie • Latinos • New Jersey
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Better, Brighter Future."

    For whom? From what I understand, these little ads of Christies aren't for New Jersey, but instead are his launching pad for his White House bid.

    Suggesting a question from one not living in New Jersey: Why, if this man plans on spending the next three years on the campaign trail running for President, is he even bothering to pretend he is currently interested in New Jersey?

    September 23, 2013 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  2. S.B. Stein

    If all the Christie spots were check, there would be half true ratings for most if not all of them. The editorial of the Star Ledger this morning notes one of the ads that Christie's campaign is running is half true. I think that Christie is like the ad; only thinking about half the state - the wealthy. He only thinks about half the problem - views all taxes and regulations as a problem which isn't the case.

    September 23, 2013 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Christie can't win a republican primary. He's the obvious choice to run in 2016. Unfortunately for him, he's not radical enough.

    September 23, 2013 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  4. Data Driven

    Ah, our Daily Christie. Love ya, big guy - mwah! Maybe he'll save a dolphin today!

    September 23, 2013 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    New Jerseyites need ask themselves, what has Christie done for them lately. He's done plenty for the Jersey shore, but next to nothing for the rest of the flood prone state. Christie has done whatever he could to end collective bargaining. Property tax rates are increasing in New Jersey because state funds for required programs have been cut. Christie has slashed nearly half a billion from Education. He's given tax cuts to the wealthy and businesses. He borrows money to balance his annual budget.

    Granted, New Jersey was exceptionally hard hit by the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, Christie has done nothing to stimulate jobs growth, which is probably why New Jersey has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Christie saw fit to cancel rail projects, cut police officers, teachers and firefighters. Christie is a nightmare for the middle class.

    September 23, 2013 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Christie is a nightmare for the middle class."

    Which begs an answer as to why CNN has become his pet water carrier. Christie's policies speak loudly against him, yet CNN refuses to publish anything even remotely negative on this "candidate".

    September 23, 2013 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  7. Wake up People!

    I wonder if he can even pronounce the words in his ad?? Probably not.

    September 23, 2013 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  8. rs

    While I really doubt the GOP has anything at all to attract immigrants and ethnic minorities to their party- you gotta admit it REALLY is news when ONE Republican speaks Spanish at a public event. Yessir- that's how bad it really is on the Right.
    Now, watch the wackos on the Right attack Christie.....

    September 23, 2013 11:06 am at 11:06 am |