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Chris Christie: Reelecting Rick Scott Is 'One Of The Easiest Choices' In America

05/23/2014 03:17 pm ET | Updated May 23, 2014
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has not decided on his plans for 2016, but when it comes to 2014, one race is already appears to be settled in his mind.

Christie headed down to Florida on Thursday to campaign with Gov. Rick Scott (R). The pair appeared at Port Tampa Bay to tout investments in infrastructure projects.

Christie also used the appearance to voice how certain he is about the Florida race, taking a swipe at Scott's Democratic rival, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. According to Sunshine State News, Christie accused Crist of neglecting Florida's economy.

"You don't have to wonder what it would be like if Rick's opponent was elected governor," Christie said, according to the Tampa Bay Times. "You've lived it. It's one of the easiest choices, I think, in America."

Christie's words come amid questions back at home over New Jersey facing mounting budget issues. According to a Wednesday AP report, Christie pointed fingers at Democrats for making every issue a "compromise or battle."

In a Thursday statement, the Democratic National Committee hit both GOP governors, accusing them of not living up to their "tired rhetoric" on economic issues.

"Don't expect Chris Christie and Rick Scott to live up to their tired rhetoric that Republican governors know how to get the job done," the group said in a news release today. "Instead, we’re likely to hear more meaningless platitudes about Republican 'leadership' and deflection on their own disastrous economic records."

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