Christie’s 2012 Iowa super fans are back on board?

Christie’s 2012 Iowa super fans are back on board?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Christie cooking with Iowa's governor at the 2015 state fair.
Christie cooking with Iowa’s governor at the 2015 state fair.
Updated 11:56 a.m.

That’s the word which we first got from The Des Moines Register over the weekend, Save Jerseyans, relaying how “[s]ix of the seven Iowans who hopped into agribusiness millionaire Bruce Rastetter’s private jet last election cycle for a recruitment mission to the governor’s mansion in New Jersey are scheduled to reveal on Tuesday that they’re publicly backing Christie again, several sources told The Des Moines Register.

The endorsers include some of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s biggest money backers:

  • Bruce Rastetter, CEO, The Summit Group

  • Denny Elwell, Chairman of Denny Elwell Company, LC

  • Gary Kirke, Chairman, Wild Rose Casino and Resort and Founder, Kirke Financial Services

  • Dr. Mike Richards, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wild Rose Casino & Resorts

  • Mikel Derby, Legislative Liaison for the Department of Transportation

  • Jim Kersten, Former Iowa State Senator

Whether it all helps is questionable; Christie is in 13th place in Iowa, averaging only 1% in the last three pollsBut as Trump’s support softens in this exceedingly strange cycle, I suppose any signs of life are worth noting.

Read the full story here.

And here’s video from the actual Tuesday announcement:


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