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Fox News alert from the campaign trail the Fox News political team has now confirmed that New Jersey governor Chris Christie.
Will endorse Mitt Romney for president just hours before tonight's GOP debate in New Hampshire this is a key endorsement.
For governor Rodney and one that was sought by other GOP presidential hopefuls.
-- Sullivan is the communications director for one of them.
And that is governor Rick Perry He -- just be hearing this along with.
Us now ray thank you for being here at last time you were on I asked you if you like governor Christie's endorsed that you said you would it was not to be your reaction.
Well that's the way it works in this business sometimes.
Northeast Republicans are sticking together in this case.
We've got a debate tonight that's supposed to talk about the economy.
I've got a governor governor -- got the strongest jobs record in the country six balanced budgets cutting billions in spending.
That's really what the voters want to hear about how to get this economy turned around.
We feel like we've done that in the state of Texas governor Perry's got an agenda to get America working again that's we're gonna talk about the next.
Several hours tonight for the debate and then on the campaign drug on for.
What is governor Perry been doing to prepare for this debate.
That is different from the way He prepare from the last couple of debates in which I think you would admit -- even his own wife admitted He did not perform very well.
But He spent a lot of time in the last few weeks with the voters in Iowa and New Hampshire and some of the early states.
Listening to their concerns articulating.
His message to them that's really the best thing we can do.
Is to get our good solid finger on the pulse of the American public.
And to articulate the governor's agenda.
He's he's been getting better and better every day on the trail.
And we do you view this as a long haul.
Governors got the resources.
Hasn't -- the job creation economic record and division.
To go the long -- in this campaign we look forward to tonight.
But realizes his -- stepping stone to the early primary states.
Come and appear in the next ninety days.
And -- with respect speaking of stones you know governor Perry's been dropping like one in the polls including with.
Respect you in particularly with respect to Herman Cain and I just want to show you.
What I'm talking about show the viewers to New Hampshire where the debate is tonight governor Romney's now at 44% in the latest NBC news -- while 44%.
Perry is down at 6%.
In New Hampshire six behind -- and Paul.
Here's Iowa Romney's at 23% -- is second at twenty Perry is down at 10%.
Take a look at Virginia.
Romney is up -- 21% -- also has 21%.
Harry is third at 11% at 1010 points behind and then.
And American research group poll which is just a general poll shows Romney at 25% -- at 26.
1011 points behind at 15% mean these are the -- states these are critical states and this is a general election -- that -- by the American research group.
Showing your key is way way behind how -- you turn that around.
-- observations one that a large swath of the electorate.
Is -- -- opposed to governor Romney who's been running for five years.
So there's a conservative bloc our hope is to build on the governor's conservative record we've got a lot of time and a lot of resource -- to do that.
The the polls and the electorate has been very fluid.
In these early states.
That's why the governor's working so hard and Iowa New Hampshire and and is going across the country talking about things that people care about.
Creating jobs we've done that.
Balancing budgets we've done that.
Cutting spending we've done that.
And the governor is gonna be laying out good solid jobs and economic policy here in the next several days and weeks.
And we're optimistic that this -- electric.
Electorate can -- come back around to the solid true proving conservative in this race and that's my guy repair.
Why do you think that they're going with Cano in particular over Perry now -- you know he's -- -- they're giving it giving his message governor Perry hasn't yet they seem to be going in droves.
For Herman -- over Rick -- That's kinda hard to explain.
Like the -- of the electorate is fluid.
The electorate has -- that this election in a little bit of an American Idol field to it these days sometimes -- -- -- sometimes they're down.
My candidate governor Perry is never lost an election this come from behind before.
And and has that jobs record that I described and will be putting out solid.
Public policy to get America working again here in the next days and weeks and were optimistic.
That there's plenty of time to to turn things around -- playtime for -- to solidify.
That conservative base of support that we have had.
We'll continue to have and continue to build going forward.
And we're optimistic this is a marathon not a sprint and we're in this for the long -- have the resources.
The ground game in those early states.
The financial support and most of all that conservative record and vision to get things moving in the right direction.
An American Idol feels so that would make I get -- Chris Wallace is gonna have to be Simon Cowell.
I guess spread there would be Elaine and I know is gone now He got to be -- -- Paula.
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