Gov. Chris Christie was never asked to appear alongside GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney at a Pennsylvania rally Sunday, and Romney sources leaking information to the contrary are out of the loop, said an advisor to the governor today.
Mike DuHaime, a Republican strategist who helped get Christie elected in 2009, said contrary to information apparently leaked from the Romney campaign, nobody from the Romney camp reached out to the governor to appear at Morrisville, Pa., but it's unlikely Christie would have gone if he had.
"Either the staff leaking this doesn't know or they are going rogue," DuHaime said. "I think they didn't ask because they knew what the answer would be."
The Huffington Post reported Monday night that Christie turned down Romney's request, quoting anonymous sources tied to Romney.
But a high-level Christie advisor who spoke on condition of anonymity said Christie had a conversation with Romney shortly after Superstorm Sandy hit the state and told the former Massachusetts governor for whom he has acted as a surrogate throughout the campaign that he would be off the trail for the duration of the election season.
"Mitt and the governor had a conversation and the governor told him this was catastrophic and he would be staying in New Jersey to deal with it," the source said. "I don't know where this is coming from because the candidate himself knew the governor wasn't leaving the state."
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