Gov. Christie Joins Walker
Howard-- The recall primaries are one week from today, and Gov. Walker is getting some out of state support as he fights to keep his job. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie campaigned with Walker in Howard, just like he did for him two years ago when he first ran for governor. Christie returned to Waisconsin to give him a boost as the recall election nears. Christie is the darling of the Republican Party right now, being discussed as a vice-presidential candidate and considered a "rock star" among GOP supporters.
As protestors rally outside the fundraiser, inside seats are going for $100 each to see Christie as he rallies for Walker. Christie went through a tough political battle in his home state when he forced unions to pay more towards pension and health care. New Jersey Democrats threatened a recall against Christie last year. “Chris knows what I'm talking about, he's experienced it in New Jersey, there is a handful of special interests particularly in Washington that don't like it when we stand up to power and money,” Walker said.
"As I watch the fights I'm having in New Jersey and I watch the fights Scott's having here in Wisconsin and now I see both of residing over states that are rising once again,” Christie said.
Democratic candidate Kathleen Falk had this to say: “Chris Christie can leave his state for Wisconsin and Scott Walker can leave our state for his national fundraising tour, but they can't hide from voters when it comes to their extreme records and their war on women."
A spokesperson for candidate Tom Barett tells NBC26: "The day after reporting millions in massive donations primarily from super-rich, out-of-state right-wing partisans, Walker is turning to another out-of-state partisan to prop up his campaign," said Barrett for Wisconsin Communications Director Phil Walzak.
But for the Republican Party, it's the kind of visit that creates a buzz, as Walker prepares to fight for his job.