Tonight, over 200 people gathered in the auditorium of Westhill High School in Stamford, Conn. to see Gov. Chris Christie endorse Linda McMahon.
Although the crowd was interested in the senatorial candidate, Gov. Christie was the big draw. “He shoots from the hip,” Lisa Benson, an attendee, told me. “I like that.”
State Senator Dan Debicella, the Republican candidate in Connecticut’s fourth congressional district, revved up the audience by promising to repeal Obamacare and to extend the Bush tax cuts. His biggest promise, though, was for the audience to hear on November 3rd that “sweetest phrase”: Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Still, the main event was Christie. He stressed that McMahon would be “indebted to no one” when she got to Washington. After reviewing his accomplishments as governor, Christie told the crowd that if they liked what was happening in New Jersey — if they liked “some of those YouTubes” — then they should vote for McMahon.
At the end, McMahon took center stage. She hit the usual notes on her experiences with bankruptcy and in business. She also made a few digs into her opponent, Dick Blumenthal. “Mr. Blumenthal now knows he’s got a race,” she said. “We’re going to have an election, not a coronation.”