WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Mitt Romney left New Jersey with cash for his campaign and a prediction from Gov. Chris Christie that the state is going to be “Romney country.”
About 200 people attended a fundraiser for the likely Republican presidential nominee at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel Tuesday night.
Tickets ranged from $2,500 to $50,000.
Christie, who is mentioned as a possible running mate, criticized President Barack Obama. Christie said Obama is running a campaign based on “pessimism, cynicism and division.”
Romney told the crowd Christie “really is something.”
A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released earlier this month showed Obama with a 23-percentage point lead over Romney in New Jersey.
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