Romney adviser says Chris Christie “undermined” GOP message

BY: Sean Higgins November 7, 2012 | 12:00 am
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks with Harvey Cedars, NJ, Mayor Jonathan Oldhan Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at the High Point Fire Company in Harvey Cedars, NJ, on Long Beach Island. The Governor held a news conference at the High Point Fire Company in Harvey Cedars, N.J. on Long Beach Island ahead of a Nor'easter that is heading for the Jersey Shore. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Thomas P. Costello)

National Review reporter Robert Costa talks to an unnamed Mitt Romney adviser who indicates there are a lot of hard feeling between Romney’s inner circle and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over the latter’s embrace of President Obama after Hurricane Sandy:

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, the adviser adds, is persona non grata in Romney’s inner circle. “He went out of his way to embrace the president during the final week of the campaign,” the adviser says. “It wasn’t necessary and it hurt us. Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, and Chris Christie undermined the Republican message.”

Christie, of course,  had earlier been one of Romney’s most able surrogates. He was  an early supporter of Romney and delivered the keynote address at this year’s republican convention.

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