NJ Gov. Christie coming to Fla this weekend

Chris Christie and Debbie Wasserman Schultz will battle it out in Florida this weekend
Chris Christie and Debbie Wasserman Schultz will battle it out in Florida this weekend

POLITICO is reporting today that the Democratic National Committee will mount an aggressive messaging counteroffensive during New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s upcoming fundraising trip to Florida, a DNC official said Tuesday.

Christie will visit the Sunshine State this weekend on a fundraising tour for Gov. Rick Scott, who is up for reelection later this year. This will be Christie’s first major fundraising effort as president of the Republican Governors Association and his first major trip out of New Jersey since becoming embroiled in the George Washington Bridge scandal.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC chairwoman, will tail Christie in her home state, “rolling out the red carpet” and attacking Christie’s and Scott’s records. Details of the bracketing offensive have not yet been finalized, but a DNC official indicated that the bridge scandal will be a focal point.

Although Christie has not been personally implicated in the controversial lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September, the scandal is still considered a potential political liability if he were to run for president in 2016. MORE...


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