Skip to comments.Republicans jump to Astorino's defense (New York candidate for governor)
Posted on 07/25/2014 5:49:07 AM PDT by cotton1706
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Several Republican governors eyeing runs for the White House in 2016 are rallying behind the New York gubernatorial candidate spurned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an early sign of pre-primary jockeying.
Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, raised eyebrows when he said this week he had no plans to campaign for GOP candidate Rob Astorino, who is running an uphill challenge against Democratic incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Christie said he doesn't "invest in lost causes" during an RGA trip to Connecticut Monday.
But Astorino, who is in Aspen, Colorado for the RGA's summer meeting, surrounded himself with other high-profile supporters. On Thursday, he proudly announced in an interview with an Albany radio station that Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal from Louisiana, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and South Carolina's Nikki Haley have pledged to help him, even if the RGA won't.
Perry even tweeted a photo of himself with his arm over Astorino's shoulder. "Glad to be with my buddy @RobAstorino in Aspen," the accompanying message said.
"The Aspen trip made it clear that governors from around the nation will be helping County Executive Astorino become Governor Astorino. It also made it clear that RGA Chairman Chris Christie will not be among them. We can live with that and we will move on," Astorino spokeswoman Jessica Proud said.
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How is the RGA chaired by a Dem.
This hurts Krispy so I’m cool with it.
I know a rhetorical question when I see one.
You mean like dieting?
Man, I swear, if Mr. Creosote is our nominee, you may as well start blaming me right now for Hitlery Rotten Clinton winning because I ain't voting for the creep.
Here. I'll actually start. "You jerk! Not voting for Christie is a vote for Hitlery!"
Ahhhhh. It feels good to get that off my chest.
There are still several months before the election, and this is Nixonian. He may be vulnerable.
Christy Crème is the RINO who is INSIDE the ‘republican tent’—who is ALSO pi$$ing INSIDE that same tent.
That’s the problem with these RINOs—they do much more damage than ANYBODY outside the party.
I heard a little about this on Fox & Friends this morning. Didn’t hear all of it, but from what I did, Cuomo stopped the investigation as soon as it got to his administration.
Interesting, though, because it’s Cuomo, probably won’t go anywhere (unfortunately), especially in NY.
Christie said he doesn’t “invest in lost causes”
What a skunk. With help like this who needs Democrats and their capon media?
Definitely! How did Krispy kissing tax dodging hypocrite Bruce Springsteen’s netherquarters work out for him during “Bridgegate?”
Which incidentally will eclipse Cuomo’s Moreland Corruption in any kind of news coverage by 1,000 percent.