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Gov. Christie supports Gov. Scott Walker as he faces recall
The outspoken New Jersey governor lent his support to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is facing a historic recall election on June 5. Speaking to over 200 donors in Green Bay, Christie made no mention of the presidential contest – nor of rampant speculation that he may be in the running for the vice presidential slot – but he offered effusive praise for Walker's efforts to reform public employee unions in the state.
"The course that he pursued here in Wisconsin tells you a great deal about this man's character," Christie said of Walker's persistence in the face of searing criticism from liberal and union groups nationwide.
"I think in the long run it's going to turn out to be an advantage for the Walker family," he said, noting how counter-intuitive that analysis might sound.
"I know they're going to win on June 5. I know they are. And when they do, they're going to have that rare moment for a political figure that he's done all the tough things that need to be done, the state is starting once again to move forward and he doesn't have to wait for four years to get affirmation for the course he's chosen by the people he's leading."
Walker, who spoke before Christie, chalked up the recall effort to Washington special interests and labor "bosses" who fight reforms that could hurt a status quo engineered to benefit them alone.
"There's a handful of special interests, particularly in Washington, that don't like it when we get in the way of power and money," Walker said.
"They want a handful of big government union bosses to dictate what happens in our schools and our cities and our towns and our state governments. We want the hardworking taxpayers of our states and our communities to make that decision, and when time comes about, every time I'm going to stand with the taxpayers," Walker said.
Both men have become conservative icons for their tough-talking focus on government efficiency, with the famously brash Christie being discussed as a possible pick for Romney's running mate.