Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) said on Thursday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was welcome to come to Iowa on behalf of the Republican Governors Association, but offered the politician a little advice on how to appeal to voters there.
“I think he’s a real good retail politician and I think he handles town hall meetings really well,” Branstad told the Los Angeles Times about Christie, adding, “Wouldn’t hurt to be a little more humble. Iowans really like their leaders to be hard-working and humble.”
Branstad said he would welcome any Republican governor to his state.
“He’s been a good fundraiser,” he said about Christie. “Unless there’s more that I’m not aware of, I see no reason why he should do that.”
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) skipped a Texas fundraising event featuring Christie in February, even though his spokesman said he was “pleased” the RGA chair was fundraising in the state.