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By Chris Christie for Governor | February 11th, 2009 - 7:40pm
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PARSIPPANY, NJ – Chris Christie’s Campaign for Governor today announced that former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean has endorsed Chris Christie for Governor and will serve as the campaign’s Honorary State Chairman.  The endorsement was officially announced at a press conference held this afternoon in Bernardsville.“Throughout my tenure as Governor of the state of New Jersey, it took real leadership to work with both parties, Democrat and Republican, to bring real results to the people of New Jersey,” said Kean regarding his endorsement.  “Chris Christie’s strong leadership will finally end business as usual and bring real change to Trenton.”  Chris Christie thanked Governor Kean for his support, saying, “I am honored to have Governor Kean’s support and friendship.  Despite which way the political winds may have blown during his time in Trenton, Governor Kean never wavered.  As Governor, I will strive to serve every resident of New Jersey in that same manner.”  Please stay tuned for another release tomorrow as part of the campaign's 30 Days of Good News. ###  www.ChristieforNJ.comPaid for by Chris Christie for Governor, Inc    Ronald Gravino, Treasurer                       

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"Enlisting Fox is another reminder of how much Christie has truly relied on insiders, including Democrats, to bolster his agenda or bail him out of trouble. Not long after arriving in Trenton in 2009, Christie began collaborating with George Norcross, the deeply entrenched Democratic Party kingmaker, to help him cut deals with a Democratic-controlled Legislature.
When his close ally David Samson resigned as chairman of the Port Authority over conflict-of-interest questions earlier this year, Christie replaced Samson with John Degnan, a pillar of the Democratic Party establishment. And now, confronted with a crisis, Christie has turned to “Jamie,’’ as Fox has been known throughout political circles since he began as an aide in the Democratic Senate in the 1980s." - columnist Charles Stile

- The Bergen Record

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