New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited New Hampshire for the second time in as many months Thursday night to aid Republican candidate for governor Walt Havenstein with his campaign.
Chris Christie, who’s Chair of the Republican Governors Association is again signaling establishment support for former defense contractor Walt Havenstein.
Christie said when Havenstein took over BAE Systems in 2000, the company had a budget three times the size of the state.
“This is somebody who understands the principles of honesty and integrity and forthrightness and responsible management.”
Havenstein was thankful for Christie’s endorsement and refused to speculate on Christie’s possible White House ambitions.
“I think it reflects his commitment to the state of New Hampshire to putting a Republican in the corner office in Concord and for that I’m grateful.”
They both spoke during an event at BAE Systems in Nashua where Havenstein was president for nine years. If Havenstein defeats his Republican opponent Andrew Hemingway in the primary, he still needs to overcome a 26 point deficit in the polls against Democratic frontrunner Maggie Hassan.