Dismissing Trump, Christie says he’s the one to unite GOP against Clinton

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Screen capture from "It's About You" video on Governor Chris Christie's campaign website.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Republicans need to unite to win the presidential election in November.

Speaking Monday at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, Christie said any significant division in the Republican Party will lead to a victory by Democrat Hillary Clinton. He declared that he is ready to bring the GOP together.

“Let’s have our battle in the primary. I understand that,” he said. “But at the end, let’s vote for and select a candidate who has the toughness and experience to bring us together and begin the process of saving this great nation.”

Just over a month before New Hampshire voters  will cast their primary ballots, Christie assured his audience that he’s prepared to do that.

“I’m ready to fight for our principles. I’m more ready than anyone to protect the lives of and security of the American people,” Christie said. “I’ve won in one of the toughest places in America to win, and I know better than anyone how to prosecute the case against Hillary Clinton this fall.”

Without mentioning his rival’s name, Christie took a swipe at Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

“Show time is over, everybody,” he said. “We are not electing an entertainer-in-chief. Showmanship is fun but it is not the kind of leadership that will truly change America. “

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