Christie has been crossing the country as head of the Republican Governors Association. His message for Illinois Republicans, running in a state ruled by Democrats?
CHRISTIE: Have faith, baby! I won twice in New Jersey! I mean that’s what I’d say to ‘em - it can happen!
Christie spoke here at his first big public event since the so-called “Bridgegate” scandal broke last month. In September, one of his aides ordered lane closures on the busy George Washington Bridge - apparently as political retribution.
Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland - a Democrat - made sure to bring that up at a press conference before yesterday’s (tues) event.
STRICKLAND: I don’t think it’s a good image for those Republican candidates who would hope to lead their states. Two of the four Republican governor candidates planned to attend Christie’s events in Chicago - State Senator Bill Brady and businessman Bruce Rauner.