Christie, Perry to share table at event
May 15th, 2014
06:50 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie, Perry to share table at event

(CNN) – Gov. Rick Perry and Gov. Chris Christie, two potential 2016 presidential contenders who aren't known for being the best of friends, are set to sit at the same table at a New York event on Sunday.

The Republican governors are attending the second annual Champions of Jewish Values International awards gala hosted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s "This World: Values Network."

The New Jersey governor will deliver the keynote address at the event, while the Texas governor is set to present for Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, who are being recognized for their roles in promoting Jewish values, according to Boteach.

Adelson is a well-known Republican donor, who spent millions in the 2012 election trying to defeat President Barack Obama.

Other high-profile names scheduled to attend and/or be recognized at the event include Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, actor Sean Penn, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.

Boteach emphasized the event is not political, but acknowledged it will include people who may disagree with each other on some issues.

"I want to talk about values, we're not going to politicize the evening," Boteach said. "I think there's something valuable to be said about rivals coming together for something that's larger than themselves."


Filed under: Chris Christie • Faith • New York • Rick Perry
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    Two pictures I won't ever be able to erase from my mind. Argh!

    May 15, 2014 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  2. Bill from GA

    Wouldn't you like to hear the NSA tape from that table?

    May 15, 2014 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  3. Winston Smith

    What's on the menu, buckets of crow served with a side order of mud?

    May 15, 2014 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  4. Thomas

    Champions of Jewish Values International awards gala hosted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s
    The New Jersey governor will deliver the keynote address at the event, while the Texas governor is set to present for Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, who are being recognized for their roles in promoting Jewish values

    Boteach emphasized the event is not political ?

    It might not be about politics , but it's about money.

    May 16, 2014 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  5. sammy750

    The 2 worst evils of this nation together. Both are the fraud of the states and the people. Crooked politicians at the worst.

    May 16, 2014 05:05 am at 5:05 am |
  6. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Can't wait to see Thom Tillis,Sheldon Adelson,Rupert Mourdoch,Rove,Grover Norquist and the GOP stuff Jeb Bush down the tea party's throats EXACTLY like they stuffed Romney down. The drumbeat is getting louder.

    May 16, 2014 06:08 am at 6:08 am |
  7. Steve

    If Jewish values include endorsing a functioning theocracy, e.g. the state of Israel, then Jewish values are anti-American and so are Christie and Perry. A most important American value, enshrined in our constitution and in our culture, is separation of church and state.

    May 16, 2014 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  8. salty dog

    They hate each other, but they play nice when sucking up to the rich Jews, shameless, souless men, sad.

    May 16, 2014 08:08 am at 8:08 am |