Barely registering in Iowa, Christie heads to CPAC (then Cali)

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog


christie smileThat’s where Governor Chris Christie stands in Iowa today according to the results of a new Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday. His favorability rating there is upside down, 30 – 54 percent, despite his having visited the state a number of times, most recently back in January at the Iowa Freedom Summit.

If there’s a strategy here, Save Jerseyans, it clearly doesn’t involve courting likely primary voters who’ve developed a nagging distrust of American’s second most famous New Jerseyan. Not at the moment, anyway. Team Christie is hoping much can change with time… and money.

The Guv will talk to Laura Ingraham at CPAC on Thursday, followed by a speech to the attendees, but then he’s off to California, a state not unlike New Jersey with little primary or general election importance but significant numbers of GOP donors. The Christie California swing begins on Friday afternoon with lunch in Orange County (Newport Beach) followed by a series of events extending through Saturday in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles, respectively, all related in one way or another to the work of his Leadership Matters for America PAC. Expect plenty of pension/budget chest-thumping and maybe even references to his 2013 success with Hispanic voters.

He last visited Cali in June 2013 for the RGA.


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