Chris Christie to Obama: 'Go Back to Chicago Where You Belong' [VIDEO]
New Jersey pol, who's in NH for gubernatorial hopeful Ovide Lamontagne, readies the fight.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spent Tuesday campaigning for Ovide Lamontagne, a man he hopes will join his ranks after the November election.
Christie appeared alongside Lamontagne Tuesday afternoon at Freshwater Farms in Atkinson in front of a few hundred supporters.
Freshwater Farms is owned by N.H. Sen. Chuck Morse (R-Salem), who got the crowd riled up discussing Lamontagne's opponent, former Democratic State Senate Majority Leader Maggie Hassan of Exeter.
"She knows what it's about to raise the spending in the state of New Hampshire, 24 percent in four years," Morse said.
Former N.H. Gov. Steve Merrill said he "knows and believes" in Lamontagne and criticized Hassan for changing her opinion on taxes, calling it a "pledge of convenience."
"The truth is, free enterprise creates jobs, not government," Lamontagne said before introducing Christie. "Every tax increase, every fee hike takes freedom and liberty and capital away from us."
Christie spent much of his remarks critical of the Democratic Party, going after Hassan and President Barack Obama. He specifically referenced the president's recent statement that he couldn't change Washington from the inside as "the stupidest statement I've ever heard a president make in my life."
Christie called Obama "Mr. Inside," and said if he couldn't change Washington from the White House you should "get on a plane and go back to Chicago where you belong."
Christie, who keynoted the Republican National Convention and had to announce he wasn't running for president earlier this election cycle amidst rampant speculation, received a red New Hampshire necktie from Lamontagne at the end of the event.
The bombastic, outspoken governor implored those in attendance to work on Lamontagne's behalf and said he would return next month to check up on the campaign.
"When I come back, I want you all to be ready...If you're not, I'm gonna tell you, I'm going to be in a much worse mood," Christie joked.