NJ Gov. Chris Christie to Campaign with Scott Walker in Milwaukee, Green Bay

The GOP 'rock star' plans to join Gov. Scott Walker during his last month of the campaign before the Wisconsin recall election.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — often dubbed one of the "rock stars" of the Republican party — is headed to Wisconsin next month to campaign for Gov. Scott Walker.

The May 1 visit to Green Bay and Milwaukee comes about one month before the Republican governor will try to.

Details were sketchy, but it appears anyone who wants to attend one of the two events will have to contribute $20 to Walker and will then be entered into a drawing for the chance to take part.

"With your $20 contribution to Governor Walker’s campaign, you will be given a chance to not only see these two men of action in person, but will have a keepsake of a lifetime to take home with you," according to an email the Walker campaign sent out Wednesday. "You may enter  as many times as you like and with each $20 contribution, your chances of winning will increase."

Those chosen to attend the two events would get a chance to have their photos taken with Walker and Christie, who the Walker campaign described as "two of the greatest voices for conservative causes in the United States."

It’s not the first time the New Jersey politician has visited the Badger State on Walker’s behalf. He also visited in October 2010 to endorse Walker during the initial election, according to NJ.com.

And the outspoken governor has a long history endorsing multiple GOP candidates. According to the Huffington Post, he endorsed both Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination and as well as Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts. 

Christie's name has frequently been mentioned as a possible running mate for Romney, and the governor has said he remains open to the idea.

“I love this job (governor) and I’m not looking to do it (vice president),” Christie told ABC News. “But I also think it is extraordinarily arrogant for you to say you won’t even listen to the nominee of your party – especially for me. It’s someone who I’ve been supporting since last October vigorously around the country – that I wouldn’t take a call from Mitt Romney."

Alfred April 27, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Could anything make matters worse for Democrats? Yes, and it’s already happened. Moody’s Investors Services last week downgraded the City of Milwaukee’s bond rating.
Randy1949 April 27, 2012 at 12:59 AM
@Craig -- What have we 'bought' that we really don't need, other than the two wars. I agree with you about foreign aid to countries that go on to flip us off, but that's just a drop in the bucket. However, I wasn't talking about the federal budget so much as the general economy. If everyone but a lucky few makes $10 an hour, who is going to be able to afford the houses and the cars and the clothing? Who will be paying the taxes?
Bren April 27, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Something tells me that savvy Chris Christie wouldn't stump for Walker under his own volition. Obviously the big guns are being pulled out to preserve what's left of the ALEC agenda (although Walmart and Koch Industries are still significant supporters). Iowa Tea/Koch/GOP'rs traveled to NJ to try to convince him to run in the primaries, but he's obviously waiting for 2016. To his potential discredit, Christie stopped construction on the New Jersey tunnel project, claiming that a new review of costs made it unaffordable. He used the federal taxpayer stimulus money to shore up his state budget instead. Recently it was learned that the earlier cost analysis was correct and he knew it. So there are some people who are a bit "peeved" with Chris Christie right now as the current NJ/NYC commute is currently, virtually, "hell on wheels." We'll see what happens. Christie has spoken arrogantly and rudely to constituents, used a state helicopter for personal business then groused when public pressure forced him to reimburse the state of New Jersey for use of the helicopter (which he used to fly to his son's ball game, which caused quite a commotion. Christie then left in the middle of the game, causing more commotion, to meet with the afore-mentioned Iowa Teapartiers). Christie's Gingrich-level egotism is his worst enemy in my opinion. He should also reimburse taxpayer stimulus money or put people back to work on the tunnel project before 2016. Just a suggestion.
Bren April 27, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Alfred, you attempt to affix blame to Tom Barrett and Wisconsin Democrats for suburban hyper-segregation (a primary cause of reduced tax revenue)? I suggest studying a demographics map of Waukesha, Washington, and Ozaukee counties for insight.
Bren April 27, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Steve, did you watch the Ed Show last night? Governor Quinn was the interview. He brought up some Illinois facts that Walker and his benefactors have forgotten to mention, such as consensus-building over difficult decisions, partnerships, and most importantly, job growth where we are stagnant. They are also building a rail project to St. Louis, which is creating good interim jobs. And their job growth numbers are better than Wisconsin's, too. Scott Walker is showing them "how it's done" if Gov. Quinn wants to turn Illinois into an ALEC state. Like Minnesota, Illinois doesn't seem terribly eager to embrace an ideological agenda that 13 major corporations have also walked away from.
Craig April 27, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Randy: Huh, we both see things the same.
Keith Best April 27, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Christie tells it like it is. He does not put up with any liberal nonsense.
Tom Barrett April 27, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Is this bad? http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-11/christie-s-approval-rating-rises-to-record-in-voter-poll.html
$$andSense April 27, 2012 at 02:36 AM
COOL! An out of state hired gun. Gov. Walker is stooping to this? Having lived in Jersey , this is most interesting. Think the Sopranos is some fictional work? Guess again. Corruption 1930's Chicago style. Having lived and paid taxes in Jersey, you folks are in for a not-so-pleasant surprise if you want this to go forward. Now things are really getting interesting. Round up a few politicians from Rhode Island and Massachusetts as well to keep things moving and we can have a real political party. Knock yourselves out!
Steve ® April 27, 2012 at 02:40 AM
As a small business owner I always find it funny the hate that goes on for a corporation. You would think that I am against large corporations but they are just small business that became successful. You choose to use their products ever day. You expect them to invent product that you want even before you know you want them. You invest in them for your 401K or mortgage or loan or employment but then trash them for not paying their fair share, whatever that means, even with the highest corporate tax rate in the world. As a start up company from scratch would think I hate them more than you, scared of them. But just like them I start small with an original idea with no competition. i know better than trash private business at this time when we need it more than ever. Government regulation or investment is not the answer. Obama did not invent the iPod or Facebook or Kleenex or even give it subsidies or grants for that matter. A corporation is only a small business that people wouldn't stop giving money to.
Steve ® April 27, 2012 at 02:44 AM
Speaking of liberals here a resident one just showed up to say hi. NO Bren, I didn't watch the Ed show. I was busy being a capitalist earning evil profits that I can pay to public workers, supporting the Alec agenda of freedom, reduced government spending and success. I get enough liberal propaganda here in the day time.
Steve ® April 27, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Not like I watch this guy a lot but man is he awesome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G16Ep0RmsE
Steve ® April 27, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Why didn't MKE go with ACT10 knowing that funding would be cut? Why are they laying off teachers and closing schools unlike districts that went with Act 10? So in the liberal mindset it comes down to race? interesting
Grant Smith April 27, 2012 at 11:59 AM
.Can't believe all the comments from people saying he is to out spoken? Really? Telling Warren Buffet to shut up and write a check is totally awesome. Its called personal convictions, saying something and doing something that is what you believe in. Not some interest group. .
Bren April 28, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Steve, referring to profits as "evil" sounds Marxist to me. Perhaps you should DVR Ed/MSNBC as I do for some new insights. Just to cleanse your ideological palate, so to speak.
Bren April 28, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Except when he lied about the cost of the NJ tunnel project, stopped the work, and kept the federal stimulus/taxpayer money. I understand the government has a few questions.
Luke April 28, 2012 at 01:13 PM
@Bren I suggest you stop grasping for straws. Mayor Barrett has made Milwaukee the armpit of Wisconsin. The city now has 9 out of 10 of the worst high schools in the state.
Adam Wienieski April 29, 2012 at 04:08 AM
Bren, NOBODY watches the Mr Ed show, I had to google it just to figure out what you were talking about. Between December, 2011 and March, 2012 the unemployment rate in Illinois went from 9.8 percent to 8.8 percent. Neither number is anything to crow about but normal regression to the mean will necessarily result in more jobs "created" for a short while (since so many of them are of the ephemeral public/private partnership variety.) In Wisconsin the unemployment rate went from 7.1 percent down to 6.8 percent over the same time frame. Things are so bad in Illinois that even when they get a little better overall employment is still far worse than Wisconsin; they need tens of thousands of jobs just to catch up. Walker has set the table for future employment gains with a manufacturer's tax credit that makes Wisconsin a good place to create high-wage manufacturing jobs and tax relief for businesses that moves to Wisconsin and pay at least $200,000 in wages to Wisconsin workers. You really need a tin foil hat that says ALEC on it just in case the black helicopters are nearby.
Tom Barrett April 29, 2012 at 10:12 AM
Is this bad? http://www.indystar.com/article/20120426/OPINION12/204260311/George-Will-Illinois-bills-come-due
mau May 01, 2012 at 02:24 AM
$20 is a deal. You need to put up $1000 to just get in the room with Obama. Then they hand you a cue card with your question to ask.
Bucky May 02, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Mau ... You can go to the Wisconsin State Fair and pay much less then $20 if you want to see a Fat Pig !
Bucky May 02, 2012 at 01:19 AM
I would personally like to thank all the idiots on here that support " Scott The Weasel Walker " for committing $100 million dollars to the city of Milwaukee. Those few penny's that the Weasel has lead you to believe that he has saved you will soon sky rocket when your state taxes increase dramatically. $100 million dollars ... get ready to empty your wallets trolls to Milwaukee's inner city.
mau May 02, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Does that $20 at the State Fair include Barrett getting beat up?
Bucky May 02, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Barrett was not beat up at the fair, he came to the rescue of a young mother blocks away from the fair. But go ahead and spend your $20 to see the fat pig and the weasel.
Craig May 02, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Buckeye makes a good point: Barrett is no good at conflict resolution. But he is used to getting his ass kicked.
Craig May 02, 2012 at 03:28 AM
You do know that he plugged a $4 Billion hole left by the Doyle? Or have you forgotten? Write it down so you remember next week!
Keith Schmitz May 02, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Mau, you are a very disturbed person.
mau May 02, 2012 at 06:02 PM
I'm disturbed? That from someone who condones killing babies?
Greg May 02, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Corruption 1930's Chicago style. Are you speaking of the unions of today?
Greg May 02, 2012 at 06:32 PM
The $100 million, from Walker, is not tax money. Unlike the $100 million that Barrett is going to spend on a 2 mile long trolley. Who's the idiot now? Yep, Bucky. Keep going after Walker when it is your side that is out-of-control, Moron.


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