Christie plans town hall swing in New Hampshire

Christie plans town hall swing in New Hampshire

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Will the strategy that made Chris Christie a viral social media star in New Jersey also help rescue his presidential aspirations?

Gov. Christie at a 2012 town hall in Haddonfield, NJ.
Gov. Christie at a 2012 town hall in Haddonfield, NJ.

We’ll find out soon enough, Save Jerseyans.

His official political action committee is kicking off a “Tell it like it is” town hall tour in Londonderry, New Hampshire on April 15th followed up by a second as-of-yet announced appearance on April 17th.

While polling poorly in most early surveys of battleground states including test #1 (Iowa), Governor Christie’s position in New Hampshire is a little less gloomy perhaps owing to the Granite State’s long-standing affinity for underdogs, mavericks, and larger-than-life retail politicians of all varieties (remember: it’s the state that brought Bill Clinton and John McCain back from their respective political graves).

Christie’s road to the nomination is rougher than what either of those men experienced…but…

A little shameless self-promotion: I discussed the Clinton-Christie comparison last week on WNYC/WHYY radio with David Furst. Listen here.

In related news: Patrick Murray of the Monmouth Polling Institute is out with new 2016 results; in summation, “[t]he Republican field for 2016 remains more open than it has been in past contests,” Murray explained, and while “[s]ome candidates, such as Walker, seem to be better placed to form a winning coalition, while others, such as Christie, find their path to victory getting more narrow every day.” Click here for the full report.

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