Christie Ad: If You Stick To Your Principles, ‘Compromise Isn’t A Dirty Word’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election campaign has released its first TV ad of the cycle. The ad, released on Wednesday and titled “Jersey Proud,” talks up the Republican governor’s bipartisan bonafides.

Christie works with Democrats and Republicans, a narrator in the ad says, and has proved that “as long as you stick to your principles, compromise isn’t a dirty word.” Finally, the ad concludes, “the most important thing (Christie) did has little to do with numbers, statistics or even politics: he made us proud to say we’re from New Jersey.”

According to Politico, the ad will cost the Christie campaign $1.2 million. The ad is set to run through May 12 in New York and Philadelphia media markets. 

Watch the ad:

Correction: This post originally reported that the ad would cost the Christie campaign $1.5 million. 


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