EXCLUSIVE — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie‘s super PAC is reminding New Hampshire voters of his conservative record in his Democratic-controlled home state through its first radio advertisement.
The 60-second ad, called “Stand Up,” is part of a “five-figure” buy that debuted Friday and will air across New Hampshire, a state critical to Christie’s official campaign, according to Tell It Like It Is PAC.
“No one ever, ever has questioned whether I’m a fighter,” Christie says in the ad. “Whether I’m willing to stand up for the things we believe in.”
In the ad, Christie contends there is a difference between “fighting to get something done and fighting just for the sake of fighting,” underscoring his arguments with New Jersey’s teachers unions, expansion of school choice, introduction of spending caps, and implementation of pension reforms, despite Democratic majorities in his state legislature.
“This is about having someone who knows how to use the levers of power and the bully pulpit to be able to get results,” Christie says. “I am the guy who can bring results. I’ve done it before in one of the bluest states in this country and I will do it again when I am President of the United States.”
Christie is concentrating his campaign’s resources in New Hampshire, whose more independent electorate is more amenable to the governor’s criticism of former President Donald Trump, compared to the other early-voting states Iowa and South Carolina.
“Tired of the drama, the distractions, the lies? It’s time for conservatives to win again,” a Tell It Like It Is PAC television ad, which included the mug shot of Trump taken for his Jan. 6 racketeering trial in Fulton County, Georgia, told New Hampshire voters earlier this month.