Hard-hitting conservative favorite Chris Christie (NJ Gov) is taking his PRO-Romney message to Iowa next week…
December 1, 2011
By John McCormick
Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is scheduled to travel to Iowa next week to campaign for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the state where voting in the party’s nomination race starts on Jan. 3.
The trip by Christie offers the latest sign that Romney is ramping up efforts to more aggressively compete in the Iowa caucuses as former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich is getting a second look from the state’s Republican activists.
Christie is to appear on Romney’s behalf on Dec. 7, according to a Romney campaign official who wasn’t authorized to publicly discuss the event. No details of Christie’s Iowa stop were available.
Romney gained Christie’s endorsement on Oct. 11 …
By the way, Governor Romney’s son, Josh Romney was in Des Moines, Iowa yesterday visiting Romney headquarters. He was the one who, four years ago, drove the MittMobile to all 99 Hawkeye State counties.
He touted his dad’s chances at winning the Republican nomination and challenging President Obama. “I really think this is his time. People recognize that with the economy and jobs as the number one issue in America right now, the best guy to fix that, the best guy to deal with that is Mitt Romney.”
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Note: Newt Gingrich opened his Iowa headquarters yesterday.
UPDATE - Romney launching first TV ads in Iowa:
“In the closing weeks before the caucuses, we will continue to make the case that Mitt Romney is the best candidate to beat Barack Obama,” Romney’s senior Iowa consultant David Kochel said in a statement to The Associated Press. “Going on television is just another tool in getting Mitt Romney’s message out that Barack Obama has failed as a president, and that he is the best choice to grow the economy, cut spending and create jobs.”
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