Obama Campaign Targeting Christie in NJ Survey
The New Jersey arm of the president's campaign has set up a website asking residents for feedback on Gov. Chris Christie.
An email circulated to New Jersey supporters of President Barack Obama is asking residents to "tell the truth" about Gov. Chris Christie, in anticipation of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's possible VP nod to the New Jersey governor.
The email, sent Wednesday morning by Jackie Cornell-Bechelli, New Jersey State Director of Obama for America, points its recipients to a website, where supporters can fill out a form detailing "what you think people need to know about Chris Christie."
Christie has repeatedly waved off rumors that he would accept a vice-presidential nomination from Romney.
On July 16 in Manasquan, Christie said he does not expect to be Romney's pick for vice president.
"Hopefully (Romney) picks a smart, well-qualified person who's ready to be president and ready to support him as president," Christie said in Manasquan. "Who that's going to be? I don't know. I assume we're going to hear relatively soon what his decision is."
The Obama-Biden website is asking New Jersey residents to "share the facts" about Christie with the rest of America, who may not know the governor as well.
With the Republican National Convention two weeks away, Romney has kept the buzz about his potential vice president alive. According to NJ.com, there is also speculation Romney will announce Christie as the keynote speaker of this year's RNC.
The full text of the email is below:
What would you say if I told you Mitt Romney is choosing our own Governor Chris Christie for the VP slot on his GOP ticket?
It's time to start thinking about it.
Gov. Christie is on Romney's VP short list and has been for some time. This week his name crept back into the news, and with Romney expected to announce any day now, New Jerseyans have a job to do.
Most Americans don't know much about our governor. If and when Romney selects him, those who know him best -- and that's us, New Jersey -- need to be able to share the truth about Chris Christie from the get-go.
Share what you think Americans need to know about Governor Christie, and why a Romney-Christie administration would be a giant step back for middle-class families.
Your feedback will help hold Christie accountable on the campaign trail, if it should come to that.
As you know, there's no lack of material to work with here. Right now, it's our responsibility to make sure others know what they'd be getting into, too.
Add your voice to the conversation today: http://nj.barackobama.com/Your-Thoughts-on-Christie
Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts,
New Jersey State Director
Obama for America
Local Editor Charlie LaPlaca contributed to this story.