Christie weighs in on the old gotcha game.
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From Brady for Illinois:
NJ GOVERNOR CHRISTIE ENDORSES BRADY
Joins Brady at Campaign Events in Chicago, Peoria and Springfield
Chicago – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady.
Governor Christie joined Brady at campaign events in Chicago, Peoria and Springfield that highlighted Brady’s plan for putting Illinois back to work, and for making a clean break from the tax and spend policies of the Quinn/Blagojevich administrations.
“Governor Christie is standing up for taxpayers of his state against the big government, tax and spending crowd, and I’m honored to have his support,” said Brady.
“He knows New Jersey can’t tax and spend its way out of its fiscal crisis, and neither can Illinois. That’s why a Brady Administration will work with Republicans and Democrats alike to enact pro-growth policies that create jobs and force government to live within its means, just like the rest of us do every day.”
“I’m thrilled to support Bill Brady,” said Governor Christie. “I’m confident in Bill’s vision for reducing taxes, cutting state spending, and for empowering the private sector to create real jobs in Illinois.
The Governor added, “Bill understands we need more fiscally conservative policies to lead the people of Illinois out of its fiscal crisis.”
Brady (R-Bloomington) is a small business owner who has represented his community as state Senator since 2002. He is running for governor to bring a clean break to Illinois and build a job-growing environment. More information can be found at www.bradyforillinois.com.