Former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie, the GOP nominee for Governor of New Jersey, ended up having a very special (and, he says, a surprise) guest at a fundraiser last night: Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL).
Christie told the Star-Ledger that a co-host of the event had invited Bush without notifying him, and he didn’t know about it until he was on the way to the event itself. Also, Bush did not give a speech. However, Christie and Bush did get their picture taken together, and Christie said that the visit by Jeb “doesn’t cause a problem for me” politically.
The Corzine campaign, which has sought to bring Christie down by reminding voters in this Democratic state that Christie himself was a Bush administration official, was quick to pounce last night in a statement: “Christie has vowed to do for New Jersey what George Bush did to the country, by embracing his massive tax cuts for big corporations that will force property taxes higher and drive us deeper into debt and deficit. If that’s the economics he embraces, it’s no surprise Christie is embracing Bush’s brother,