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Sources: Christie invited to join Rand Paul at campaign event
The Daily Caller ^ | 9/2/2013

Posted on 09/02/2013 6:04:44 PM PDT by markomalley

Will New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul finally bury the hatchet after their apparent feud?

The Daily Caller has learned that Christie has been invited to join Paul when the libertarian-leaning Republican travels to New Jersey for a campaign appearance next month.

Paul is heading to Clark, N.J., on Sept. 13 to campaign for Steve Lonegan, the Republican nominee in the state for the U.S. Senate. Lonegan, a former mayor, is running against Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark.

A spokesman for Lonegan confirmed to TheDC on Monday that Paul will attend the ”Victory and Liberty Rally.” The campaign event is being organized by Lonegan’s Senate campaign, which has invited Christie to the event.

“Governor Christie has been invited, and we hope that his schedule will permit him to attend,” said spokesman Will Gattenby.

It’s not clear yet whether Christie will accept the invitation. Representatives for Christie didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from TheDC over the Labor Day weekend.

Paul’s trip to New Jersey comes after the two Republicans have gone back and forth recently on matters of foreign policy and national security. Within the party, Paul is viewed as non-interventionist. Christie is seen as hawkish.

Last month, Paul extended an olive branch of sorts — an invitation to Christie for a brew in D.C.

“I’m inviting him to a beer — anytime he would like to come down and sit down at the pub right around the corner from the Senate,” Paul said on Fox News.

But Christie appeared to decline Paul’s offer, at least for the moment, saying on the radio that he’s too busy running for re-election.

“I’m running for re-election in New Jersey, I don’t really have time for that at the moment,” Christie told a local radio host. “If I find myself down in Washington I’ll certainly look him up, but I don’t suspect I’ll be there anytime soon, I’ve got work to do here.”

Both Christie and Paul are thought of as potential candidates for president in 2016.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; corybooker; kentucky; newjersey; randsconcerntrolls; stevelonegan
Again...WTF?????
1 posted on 09/02/2013 6:04:44 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Maybe they should get a room.


2 posted on 09/02/2013 6:06:33 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Screw ‘em both. Totally unreliable.


3 posted on 09/02/2013 6:07:59 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: markomalley

Why?


4 posted on 09/02/2013 6:10:17 PM PDT by albie (re)
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To: markomalley

Woo hoo!! Christie-Paul the Laurel and Hardy ticket.


5 posted on 09/02/2013 6:10:44 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: markomalley

OK, inviting him to be there when Sen. Paul visits his state ... understandable, common courtesy, etc. But if this is any more than that, then we got us a deal-breaker.


6 posted on 09/02/2013 6:11:43 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: albie

Exactly. Unless Rand invited Krispy to eat his leftovers, I don’t get it.


7 posted on 09/02/2013 6:11:52 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Jim Robinson

LOL


8 posted on 09/02/2013 6:12:06 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: markomalley

So are we being played by Rand?


9 posted on 09/02/2013 6:12:18 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: markomalley

A wimp and a blimp.


10 posted on 09/02/2013 6:13:01 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: driftdiver

Has it ever been different? Didn’t he push for immigration reform?


11 posted on 09/02/2013 6:14:10 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Huskrrrr
A wimp and a blimp.


12 posted on 09/02/2013 6:14:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NonValueAdded

Rand Paul is going to make Christie out to be the troll that he is for the RINO Department of the REPUBLICAN Party, after reading the tea leaves.

The Party and big money on both sides of the aisle is amassing behind Christie and Paul knows it. Paul is after the “fed up” votes and something may be up.

I hope.


13 posted on 09/02/2013 6:19:16 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yes Rand Paul did push for immigration reform but tried to play both sides on that issue as well.


14 posted on 09/02/2013 6:22:12 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: RitaOK

Christie got gastric bypass surgery. Only possible reason is to lose weight for a White House run.


15 posted on 09/02/2013 6:24:00 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: markomalley

Maybe Rand figures he had better make friends with the guy or else Christie will eat him.


16 posted on 09/02/2013 6:28:09 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: driftdiver

We know. Can’t tell by his appearance that it’s working just yet.


17 posted on 09/02/2013 6:32:28 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

There haven’t been a lot of pictures of him out in public lately. I’m sure its part of the agenda.


18 posted on 09/02/2013 6:37:01 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dfwgator

Ha! Thanks, I was looking for that photo.


19 posted on 09/02/2013 6:42:57 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: markomalley

What is lost here on everyone that back when we had a choice in the Republican primary for Governor... Lonegan and Christie were the candidates. Lonegan got my vote then... for the same reasons Rand would get mine if the 2016 presidential primary were on October 16.

Christine has “invited” Paul, undoubtedly, to be the sort of support that Christie can’t give to the Lonegan campaign... as Steve Lonegan has always had a more grassroots, Tea Party, sort of platform... which Rand Paul is certain more connected to than Governor Christie could ever be.

Paul would be good to support Lonegan... and rally the base of what remains of the GOP electorate in the state.

Rural NJ is still red... for now... but there are an awful lot of entitlement class votes in the urban areas. Then there are the Coexist sticker on their Prius crowd voting too.

I would like to hope that Lonegan actually has a chance here... I mean it would be a double whammy to the RATS to lose Lautenberg’s old seat to a Tea Party Favorite...

It’s the direction the GOP needs to go... away from the Arlen Specter on acid types like John McCain and Lindsey Graham.


20 posted on 09/02/2013 6:58:51 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Jim Robinson

From previous posts or Rush’s show, Big Christy would not openly campaign for Lonegan. This is a great gambit by Senator Paul to force Fat Christy to show his colors early this year


21 posted on 09/02/2013 7:02:39 PM PDT by DanZ
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