Chris Christie Has the Secret to a 2016 GOP Win: Show Up

Chris Christie Show Up

Recently re-elected New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has dismissed speculation that he is gearing up for a presidential bid, but has some advice for fellow Republicans: show up for minorities.

Chris Christie attributed his landslide win on Tuesday to reaching out to minorities.

“I’ve worked hard with the Hispanic community to let them see how our policies can help their families. I’ve worked hard with the African-American community. I’ve worked hard with seniors and students.” Christie said, explaining his better-than-average showings among minorities.

The New Jersey Governor also said his fellow Republicans need to “show up” in places that aren’t traditional GOP strongholds such as Hispanic and black communities and explain to them why GOP policies are better – if they ever want to expand their reach.

“If you want to win a vote by that kind of margin, if you want to attract the majority of the Hispanic vote, if you want to nearly triple your African-American vote, you need to show up. You need to go into those neighborhoods, you need to campaign in places.

“And showing up,” he added. “What I mean by that is you can’t just show up six months before an election and then groups, who have not normally voted for you and expect that they are going to vote for you…you go there, you listen and you present your views and that’s the way you bring people into your movement.”

Encouraging the Republican Party to get chummy with blacks and Hispanics? Going to their communities and listening to them?? This isn’t going to sit well with the “true conservative”, Rand Paul-loving, Tea Party base. Looks like Christie might actually be telling the truth when he says he’s not interested in running in 2016…

Via: CBS News

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