Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Camco GOP Likes Christie

Camden County (NJ) GOP Chairman Richard DeMichele, Jr., has announced his endorsement of Chris Christie for Governor in this year’s election, thereby awarding Christie the county line.
“Chris Christie is a candidate who brings real leadership to our party,” DeMichele said. “In Camden County, we have seen first hand the way that corruption and graft dramatically increase the cost of government. We know all too well about no-show jobs and trading taxpayer money for personal gain. And we know that it was Chris Christie who, as U.S. Attorney, convicted Wayne Bryant on two counts of fraud.”
“We in Camden County know what Chris Christie has done as U.S. Attorney, and we know what he will do as Governor,” DeMichele added. “He will stand by his convictions, he will do what is right, and he will put our state back on the right track again. I am proud to endorse him in this year’s race, and I will be proud to call Chris Christie my Governor.”
The Camden County GOP endorsement follows a January 21 straw poll of county committee members in which Christie won 77 percent of the vote.
“Chris Christie’s overwhelming support in our straw poll was no surprise to me, because Camden County Republicans know that we need a leader who will bring fiscal responsibility to Trenton,” DeMichele said. “Camden County has the highest property taxes in the state as a percentage of home value, and the tenth highest in the entire United States. We know that Chris Christie is exactly the kind of Governor we need to restore fiscal sanity and create meaningful tax relief for South Jersey.”

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