Chris Christie to Make Campaign Stop for Romney
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to make a campaign stop in Iowa to promote Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, reports Businessweek
. News of Christie’s visit coincides with the start of Romney’s campaign ads promoting the Massachusetts governor as a “conservative businessman.”
The two developments incidate a push by the Romney camp to compete with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is also focusing campaign efforts in the final five weeks before the Jan 3. primary.
“Mitt Romney has always said that he would campaign and compete in Iowa,” Andrea Saul, a Romney spokeswoman, said in announcing the commercial. “He looks forward to participating in the two upcoming Iowa debates. Going on television is just another tool in getting Mitt Romney’s message out that Barack Obama has failed as a president.”
Romney gained Christie’s endorsement on Oct. 11, just hours before the presidential debate held in New Hampshire.
Christie’s backing came shortly after he announced he would not be joinig the race.
The details of Christie’s upcoming visit remain undisclosed, but according to a Romney campaign official the visit is scheduled for Dec. 7.