ORLANDO, Florida – The Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida said Friday night that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is welcome in Florida to raise money for the party despite recent corruption allegations.
Lenny Curry said, “It’s a New Jersey issue. He (Christie) addressed it directly. He’s an asset and we welcome it.”Curry also commented on recent attacks by Florida gubernatorial Democratic candidate on Republican Governor Rick Scott. Crist is a former Republican Florida governor.
“The governor (Scott) will run on his record. We’ll keep repeating the jobs numbers until everyone gets it,” Curry said. “We will also point out Charlie’s record, especially as it relates to the atrocious act (President Obama’s Affordable Care Act).” Crist favored the passage of “ObamaCare.”RPOF officials touted a Quinnipiac poll that Crist’s positives are down 8% and his negatives are up 9% from March to November 2013. The noted that Scott’s positives are up 6% and negatives are down 4% in the same time period.