Christie avoids campaigning while in town for fundraiser
PLANTATION, Fla. – Some found it odd that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hid from press when he arrived to Florida Saturday to support Gov. Rick Scott's closed-press fundraisers.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz gladly took to the press Saturday while Christie hid.
"It's a little bizarre that Rick Scott would bring the chair of the Republican Governors Association -- something that arguably he should be proud of in a normal situation -- and not brag about it, not show him off, not spend some time in front of the cameras, take some photo-ops and take some questions," said said Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Saturday as she took to the press while Christie hid. "Well there's a reason for that," she continued. "And it's probably both that RS doesn't want to be seen standing next to Chris Christie. And Chris Christie doesn't want to be answering any uncomfortable questions."
Christie, who was once a GOP frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race, has fallen behind after news broke last week that he shut down a busy New Jersey bridge in an act of political retribution.
"Gov. Christie and Gov. Scott really do have a lot in common," Schultz said. "They both seem to have a loose definition of ethics and of knowing what's right and what's wrong. And they both know a thing or two about creating massive traffic problems for their constituents."
Many are now calling Christie's handling of public relations the way not to campaign.
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