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Christie: GOP Has A Candidate Problem, Not A Branding Issue

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"There is nothing that is wrong with the Vermont Republican Party that cannot be fixed by an outstanding Republican candidate for governor, for United States Senate or anything else," he continued.

Christie then offered up statistics from his recent reelection, like winning 51 percent of the Hispanic vote, to presumably give an example of such an "outstanding" candidate. 

"There is no stranglehold that any party has over any state that outstanding candidates who are willing to work hard and open their heart to the public can't get looser," he said. "But it matters who you nominate, and it matters then how hard you work for that person once you give them the honor of being your nominee."

[h/t Washington Post