(Image source: New York Magazine)

BY KERRY LEARY AND COLLIN RUANE

Controversy is brewing after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie allegedly declined to appear at a rally for Mitt Romney held on November 4th, according to the Huffington Post. The article notes...

“Christie's decision will only add to questions among Republicans about what the governor is thinking, and why he went out of his way to heap praise on the president, and then refused to appear with Romney.”

Governor Christie toured the damage left by Hurricane Sandy with President Obama - and publicly praised the president for the quick federal response to the storm which raised more questions about where Christie’s alleged loyalties lay.

But the Washington Post reports, Christie was interviewed by a television station and clarified the skeptics. Saying quote “Honestly the fact of the matter is that what New Jerseyans expect from their governor is to work for them, not to work for any particular political party... I’m a Republican, I’ve endorsed Mitt Romney and I support him. I intend to vote for him on Tuesday. But the fact of the matter is that if the President of the United States comes here and he is willing to help my people, and he does it, then I’m going to say nice things about him because he’s earned it.”

But CNN reports -- the Christie camp denies that the Republican governor turned down an appearance with Romney.  

An adviser to Chris Christie is flatly denying ... that the New Jersey governor turned down an offer from the Romney campaign to appear...”

So, did he or didn’t he turn town Romney’s request? Politico reports:

“A source says Romney was told personally that Christie would be unable to be on the trail at all, soon after the storm hit and the devastation was apparent in New Jersey.”

A writer for the Inquisitr believes, “Chris Christie made it clear last week that his priority was helping the people of New Jersey recover from Hurricane Sandy, not in helping Mitt Romney or the Republican Party.”

But a Mediaite columnist notes, it doesn’t matter what Christie’s response was. “The fact that Romney would even ask such a thing is offensive, and his campaign’s response to Gov. Christie’s refusal is despicable. If you don’t live in New Jersey, it’s impossible to understand just how completely this storm has disrupted everything in the state.”

And the Philadelphia Inquirer says, Christie made another new friend this week.

“In a compelling footnote to an extraordinary week, Obama called while en route to a campaign event with Springsteen. Although the Democratic rocker has a notoriously frosty relationship with the Republican governor, Springsteen apparently appreciated the love Christie has displayed this past week for their shared home state.”

Did N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Snub Mitt Romney?

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Nov 6, 2012

Did N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Snub Mitt Romney?

(Image source: New York Magazine)

BY KERRY LEARY AND COLLIN RUANE

Controversy is brewing after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie allegedly declined to appear at a rally for Mitt Romney held on November 4th, according to the Huffington Post. The article notes...

“Christie's decision will only add to questions among Republicans about what the governor is thinking, and why he went out of his way to heap praise on the president, and then refused to appear with Romney.”

Governor Christie toured the damage left by Hurricane Sandy with President Obama - and publicly praised the president for the quick federal response to the storm which raised more questions about where Christie’s alleged loyalties lay.

But the Washington Post reports, Christie was interviewed by a television station and clarified the skeptics. Saying quote “Honestly the fact of the matter is that what New Jerseyans expect from their governor is to work for them, not to work for any particular political party... I’m a Republican, I’ve endorsed Mitt Romney and I support him. I intend to vote for him on Tuesday. But the fact of the matter is that if the President of the United States comes here and he is willing to help my people, and he does it, then I’m going to say nice things about him because he’s earned it.”

But CNN reports -- the Christie camp denies that the Republican governor turned down an appearance with Romney.  

An adviser to Chris Christie is flatly denying ... that the New Jersey governor turned down an offer from the Romney campaign to appear...”

So, did he or didn’t he turn town Romney’s request? Politico reports:

“A source says Romney was told personally that Christie would be unable to be on the trail at all, soon after the storm hit and the devastation was apparent in New Jersey.”

A writer for the Inquisitr believes, “Chris Christie made it clear last week that his priority was helping the people of New Jersey recover from Hurricane Sandy, not in helping Mitt Romney or the Republican Party.”

But a Mediaite columnist notes, it doesn’t matter what Christie’s response was. “The fact that Romney would even ask such a thing is offensive, and his campaign’s response to Gov. Christie’s refusal is despicable. If you don’t live in New Jersey, it’s impossible to understand just how completely this storm has disrupted everything in the state.”

And the Philadelphia Inquirer says, Christie made another new friend this week.

“In a compelling footnote to an extraordinary week, Obama called while en route to a campaign event with Springsteen. Although the Democratic rocker has a notoriously frosty relationship with the Republican governor, Springsteen apparently appreciated the love Christie has displayed this past week for their shared home state.”

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