Chris Christie campaiging for Rauner

Jul 25, 2014

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is in Chicago Friday to campaign for his fellow Republican Bruce Rauner. Rauner is running for Illinois governor against Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn.

Quinn says he wants to follow New Jersey’s lead when it comes to gun control even though Christie’s not supporting him.

"New Jersey has a law banning assault weapons. Obviously he’s not supporting me but I think a fundamental question should be asked. Why don’t we ban assault weapons in Illinois?"

Quinn was speaking at a West Side church in support of a ban on so-called assault weapons. Quinn is making guns an issue in his reelection campaign

In response, a Rauner spokesman called Quinn’s anti-crime policies disastrous.

Christie gets into town Friday afternoon for a Republican Governor’s event followed by a Rauner fundraiser.