On Fitzpatrick’s behalf, Christie courts Pa. voters

    New Jersey governor drums up support in Bucks County for 8th District candidate.

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited the Keystone State Tuesday to campaign for fellow Republican Mike Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District.

    Chris Christie (left), Mark Schweiker (center), and Mike Fitzpatrick (at podium)

    Fitzpatrick supporters gathered under a large, white tent outside a concrete business in Fairless Hills to listen to Christie and have some lunch. While machinery hummed in the background, Christie spoke highly of Fitzpatrick.
    The Fairless Hills Concrete business

    “There will be all these political pundits whispering in his ear – cause I know they’re whispering in mine – saying, ‘You can’t do that. You can’t cut spending especially for programs people like. You can’t veto increases that some people think are necessary or popular. You can’t do these difficult things and survive politically,’ ” said Christie.

    “Well, here I am!” continued the governor as the crowd cheered.

    Four years ago, Fitzpatrick lost the seat in a tight election to the current incumbent, Democrat Patrick Murphy.

    Fitzpatrick said he’s proud to receive help from the other side of the Delaware River.

    A Monmouth University poll released last week showed Fitzpatrick leading the race by just five points among likely voters.

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