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Christie Stumps for Linda McMahon in Connecticut

The governor made a late-afternoon visit with wife of WWE founder in Waterbury Monday afternoon.

Making Monday afternoon a three-stop affair to champion Linda McMahon for U.S. Senate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stumped in Connecticut for the Republican Party just two weeks before the election.

McMahon, wife of World Wrestling Entertainment founder Vince McMahon, is facing off against Congressman Chris Murphy in his own bid to change houses. Christie appeared at the Stamford Marriott with McMahon in addition to a speech in Waterbury.

During the Stamford Marriott rally, as reported by Stamford Patch, Christie said McMahon carried titles like "mother," "business-woman" and "leader" because she'd worked hard throughout her life to earn them. He called Murphy a "career politician," who was a lot of promises but little substance and said he might as well be "Nancy Pelosi's butler."

"All the titles Congressman Murphy has can be taken away and better be taken away on Nov. 6," Christie said. "I don't know why, if you think that Washington, D.C., is broken ... why the heck would you give one of the people who broke it, a promotion?"

The entire event got started about an hour-and-a-half behind schedule after Christie reportedly got stuck in some traffic on his way to the event—"New Jersey's close to Connecticut ... sometimes in traffic, it's a long trip," he joked at the mic—but McMahon and Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia both addressed those gathered as well.

Pavia, who twice had the difficult task of coming up on stage while the audience was informed of the expanding delays, opened the event by thanking Christie for setting the example for all running an election campaign in difficult times and giving his own support to McMahon.

"I think we share the same philosophies and concepts in life," Pavia said. "Working hard, doing the right thing, signing both sides of the paycheck are important themes for what we have to do and that is serving the public."

Christie told supporters to wear their stickers and pins and buttons for McMahon everywhere over the next 14 days to generate conversation and take an hour per day to make phone calls to friends and family on the fence. 

"We've got 14 days left to send a good and decent woman to the United States Senate as your representative here in Connecticut," Christie said. "I do not want to come back to Connecticut welcomed by Chris Murphy. If you make me come back here and Chris Murphy is your United States Senator, I will not be in the fine and pleasant mood I am today. You do not want me to go 'Jersey' on you people. You do not want it to happen. And believe me, Linda has all your names."

Jason Koestenblatt contributed to this article.

Flood Plain Jane October 23, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Give me a break, Linda McMahon, would have done just fine without our Gov showing up to poke fun at her contender. Is it his day off today or some kind of Republican holiday? Get back to the work of NJ please, that is what the people who voted for him expect, not one campaign stop after another.
(0) October 23, 2012 at 08:21 PM
stop "stumping" and start fixing new jersey. i think it is blantantly obviously this guy cares a lot more about his personal political career than he does about new jersey.
(0) October 23, 2012 at 08:22 PM
*obvious- wanted to fix that before the patch grammer police got on me for it
Mark Ruckhaus October 23, 2012 at 08:31 PM
I see Haystacks Calhoun came out of retirement to stump for McMahon.
eyes wide shut October 23, 2012 at 08:32 PM
The man with MORE Chin's than a Chinese Phone Book should be worrying about the HIGH unemployment in NJ. One of the TOP 3 states in property taxes and MAJOR companies leaving faster than ever...The only companies hiring more workers in NJ are those bakeries in Trenton and Christie has more rolls than they do
jp1 October 23, 2012 at 08:49 PM
The loud mouth fat man should stay in NJ and work on our problems.
Dan Grant October 23, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Maybe he needed some steriods from her husband. I here he wants to bulk up.
Dan Grant October 23, 2012 at 08:59 PM
oops "Hear"
Par4theCourse October 23, 2012 at 09:04 PM
@ Mark, that is hysterical. 70's wrestling, the best. No different from politics today.
RdgwdGRock October 23, 2012 at 09:30 PM
was worried that Chris Crisco was going toi throw a body slam on Linda McM
B@B October 23, 2012 at 09:37 PM
What I don't understand is how Linda McMahon got her clock cleaned in 2010 -- the year of Tea Party surge -- and this year she is running in a close election. How can someone be anathema to voters one year and two years later be a credible candidate?
Tee Smyth October 23, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Wow. I know that people get on Christie for his weight, but this picture of him is quite..........shocking. Has he gained weight? I'm not making light of this, either. Hope that he can do what he needs to do to get that in order. I know that it's hard, but it just takes time and commitment and a lot of support. Politics aside, I feel for him. Human to human.
jesse October 23, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Stumping? That's an entire tree there! Anyway his roots are in NJ, until the next election anyway.
Richard E. Templin October 24, 2012 at 04:26 AM
He gives a good speech. Here's the same one from Ohio http://youtu.be/by7Q1SEkTfw
Hobokeneer October 24, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Governor, remember us? We live in New Jersey. It would be nice if you worked a little harder to address our problems, and a little less to address Linda McMahon's problems.
Deleted because of harassment October 24, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Where do you get shirts that big? And is McMahon just trying to look better by standing next to one? Christie spends any more time out of state, someone is going to have a case for questioning his residency. He's certainly not overwhelmed with solving the problems of this state - apparently, he's got lots of free time to wander around in front of the cameras.
Me October 24, 2012 at 02:35 PM
I hope McMahon wins there. Murphy wants to cut jobs at Electric Boat, which is a HUGE employer in CT.
RdgwdGRock October 24, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Tee Smyth - my same thought as to the pic of Christie. He seems to have gained weight.
Armando October 24, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Its kind of hard to fix problems in this state with a reluctant legislature and populace. One person can't do it alone.
Robinhooded October 24, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Governor Christie has fixed NOTHING in the State of New Jersey.
Nose Wayne October 24, 2012 at 05:59 PM
What state is Chris Christie governor of ?
Dan Grant October 24, 2012 at 06:28 PM
The State with one of the highest unemployment rates in the Nation. It is no wonder he doesn't want to come back. He might be asked a question he can't shout down.
Domino October 24, 2012 at 07:36 PM
I heard that Christie was there to meet with her husband. Rumor has it that if he loses the next election, the WWE is going to put him on tour as "the intimidating blob".
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Such an articulate speaker. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkzzHjq6wJI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHH9EYZHoVU
Belleville Sentinel October 24, 2012 at 08:52 PM
I concur - after Mayor Booker becomes NJ's next Governor in 2014, Christie's only employment prospects will be with the WWE or Macy's Parade float.
William Sneirson October 25, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Maybe the Gov. Is seeking a spot in her sumo wrestling operation.
Ed October 27, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Where ya been ? You stopping farm ordance ?
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