POSTED: Friday, September 30, 2011 - 1:52pm
UPDATED: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 1:38pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made his way to Baton Rouge on Thursday, Sept. 29. The goal was to headline a rally and fundraiser for Louisiana’s Republican Party.
The New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is also sparking a lot of buzz across the nation -- people asking if he's going to make a run for the White House. That was one question, however he avoided at last night’s Louisiana GOP rally. Instead, Christie focused on showing support for Governor Bobby Jindal.
"Work hard for this man, he's worked hard for you you,” Gov. Chris Christie, said. “I want to have a big smile on my face when I come back to Louisiana and put my arm around the reelected governor"
No surprise that the New Jersey governor made his way down to Louisiana to campaign for Jindal. Jindal headed to New Jersey back in 2009 when Christie was running for his election.
"Washington DC needs to pay attention to republican governors across the country, and especially pay attention to what Chris Christie is doing in the great state of New Jersey,” Gov. Jindal, said.
Christie didn't just talk about Louisiana politics, despite shutting rumors of a run for the presidency. He still took a shot at the White House, slamming the oval office for what he calls a lack of leadership.
“You're finding leadership in America in the state house with 29 republican governors in the state houses," Christie said.
Before heading out to the real money-making event, where tickets for a private dinner to mingle with Christie and Jindal ran for 10-thousand to 100-thousand, Christie left some choice words for Louisiana voters.
“I expect a huge win for Jindal and if I don't get it, if I don't get it, you don't want me coming back here with a Jersey attitude,” he said. “We're going to have a problem if that happens."
Wrapping up the rally, both governors shook hands with supporters, and headed out for the private fundraiser, hoping to bring in some dollar support for GOP candidates to back up his words.