Governor Christie comes to Wisconsin to campaign for fellow candidates

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October 4, 2010

By Kyle Maichle

PEWAUKEE, Wisconsin: Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie was in Wisconsin to continue his nationwide tour campaigning for Republican gubernatorial candidates[1].

Governor Christie was the main attraction for a afternoon fundraiser at the Country Springs Hotel in Milwaukee's West suburbs[2]. The luncheon was to raise money for gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker[2]. Walker, the Milwaukee County Executive, is running against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat on the November 2, 2010, general election ballot[3]

After the fundraiser, Governor Christie along with Scott Walker led a rally with campaign supporters and volunteers in Waukesha[4]. Earlier in the morning, the New Jersey Governor was interviewed over the phone by WTMJ AM-620's Charlie Sykes during his morning talk show[5].

Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate issued a statement in response to Governor Christie's visit. In the statement, Chairman Tate accused Chris Christie of breaking a 2009 campaign promise to not alter pensions for local firefighters and criticized Walker for adopting Governor Christie's platform on public employee pensions as Milwaukee County Executive[6]. Neither Governor Christie or the Walker Campaign issued a response to Chairman Tate's statement.

Governor Christie's stop in Wisconsin is part of a thirteen state tour that began in California for gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman[1]. The next stop on Governor Christie's campaign tour is Iowa where he will headline a fundraiser for former Governor of Iowa Terry Branstad during the evening of October 4, 2010[1]. Governor Christie is also making a stop in Illinois on October 5, 2010, to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady[7].

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