#1 Chris Christie Won’t Back Challenger To Andrew Cuomo? by Eglman 02.12.2013 09:54

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Chris Christie is the new chairman of the Republican Governors Association. The RGA is supposed to help elect Republican governors. So why won’t Chris Christie come out in support of Rob Astorino who is considering a challenge against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo?

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Gov. Chris Christie’s “bizarre behavior’’ in refusing to say he’ll support a possible GOP challenger to Gov. Cuomo next year could derail his chances to become president, state and national GOP insiders have told The Post.

“Christie already has a problem with many Republicans refusing to forgive him because of his embrace of [President] Obama and his socially liberal policies,’’ said a nationally prominent GOP operative. “But this bizarre behavior in suggesting he won’t help a Republican defeat a Democratic governor, and a Cuomo no less, could finish off his chances of becoming his party’s nominee for president in 2016,’’ the operative continued.

Cuomo claimed last week that Christie, the new head of the Republican Governors Association — an organization whose purpose is to elect GOP governors — had quickly called him to say The Post was wrong in reporting the New Jersey governor was ready to back Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, should he become the Republican nominee for governor next year.

“I spoke to Gov. Christie this morning, who told me the exact opposite,’’ Cuomo contended in reference to last week’s “Inside Albany” column. (Read More)



Christie’s spokesman didn’t deny Cuomo’s claim. Maybe the RGA can have a do-over with their vote for chairman.

The Weekly Standard recently did an in-depth piece about Astorino, a conservative who won big in a county that has a big Democrat advantage. As county executive he’s cut taxes and spending, and he stood up to HUD. He sounds like the type of candidate Republicans should get behind. Maybe Christie’s afraid he’ll steal his thunder.

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#2 RE: Chris Christie Won’t Back Challenger To Andrew Cuomo? by Frank Cannon 02.12.2013 12:55

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Christie is corrupt to the core. Beyond the obvious abuses like taking the state chopper to his kids ball games, I'll bet he is up to his fat ass in crooked back door deals so he can continue to go untouched by the Rat party. If you recall, Cuomo was also involved with Christie in the Sandy debacle. Maybe Cuomo promised also stay out of his race in NJ if he did the same as RGA President.

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