NJ Governor Chris Christie Stops In Kansas City To Support Brownback

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW)- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stopped in Kansas City this morning to campaign for Governor Sam Brownback.

Governor Sam Brownback is up against Democratic candidate Paul Davis for the November election.

Chris Christie spoke Wednesday at Oklahoma Joe's BBQ.

Christie said Brownback took on difficult issues, including reforming the public employee pension system.

He said he never expected Kansas to be an easy win for Brownback, noting that the state previously elected democrat Kathleen Sebelius as Governor.

Brownback used the campaign stop to talk about job creation and criticize Davis as an "Obama Democrat."

"I never expected this to be an easy race and I don't think the Governor did either. He's made some difficult choices and now he's gonna defend those choices to the people of Kansas," said Christie.

Kansas Democratic Party Chair Joan Wagnon issued this statement to 13 news "Sam Brownback and Chris Christie have a great deal in common; both have put their own political agendas before what's best for people of Kansas and New Jersey. The fact is Kansas is going broke under Governor Sam Brownback and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the last person he should turn to for financial advice."