New Jersey GOP Goes After MSNBC In Christie Fundaraising Pitch

AP

The New Jersey Republican Party sent a fundraising email to supporters Wednesday that attempted to use the scandals surrounding Gov. Chris Christie (R) as an incentive for potential donors.

“Over the past few weeks, the liberal media and Trenton Democrats have relentlessly attacked the Governor despite his strong, decisive leadership. It’s time to stand up to MSNBC, the liberal media and their attacks,” the email said. “[Y]ou have stood with Governor Christie before, and we ask that you reaffirm your support today by committing to contribute $25 a month.”

The email closed by dismissing the coverage of the investigations into the Christie administration’s role in last September’s lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, as well as the administration’s handling of Hurricane Sandy relief funds.

“The people of New Jersey deserve better than the partisan witch hunt they’re currently witnessing on television every night,” the email said.

Read the full email below.

“[Redacted] –

With your support, Governor Christie secured a historic victory last November earning the votes of more than 60% of New Jerseyans on Election Day.

Over the past four years, the Governor has demonstrated outstanding leadership by balancing four straight budgets without raising taxes, passing landmark pension and benefit reform and providing the highest level of funding for education in New Jersey’s history.


Over the past few weeks, the liberal media and Trenton Democrats have relentlessly attacked the Governor despite his strong, decisive leadership. It’s time to stand up to MSNBC, the liberal media and their attacks.


[Redacted], you have stood with Governor Christie before, and we ask that you reaffirm your support today by committing to contribute $25 a month.


To show your support for the Governor and the NJ Republican Party, when you sign up to contribute $25 every month, we will send you the “American Flag New Jersey” pin. This is the very same pin you see Governor Christie wearing during his public appearances.

To receive the lapel pin, please sign up to contribute $25 a month on our website today by clicking here.

The people of New Jersey deserve better than the partisan witch hunt they’re currently witnessing on television every night. Thank you for standing with Governor Christie as he begins his second term, while New Jersey builds on the progress we’ve made over the past four years.”

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