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New Jersey Governor Christie Endorses Mitt Romney’s Candidacy

October 11, 2011

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, saying he will be the best person to lead the country.

“America cannot survive another four years of Barack Obama,” Christie said at a joint news conference with Romney in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Christie, who last week anounced he wouldn’t run in the 2012 presidential race, cited Romney’s experience as a former governor of Massachusetts and as a venture capitalist. Romney is “an executive who has used executive power,” Christie said. The endorsement was “an easy decision for me,” he said.

Romney and seven presidential rivals will square off in a debate tonight on the economy and jobs. The event starts at 8 p.m. at Dartmouth College in Hanover, and is sponsored by Bloomberg News and the Washington Post.

To contact the reporter on this story: John McCormick in Chicago at jmccormick16@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Robin Meszoly at rmeszoly@bloomberg.net


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