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Christie Threatens to Campaign Against Republicans Who Don't Deal with Entitlements

2:45 PM, Feb 16, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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This afternoon at the American Enterprise Institute, New Jersey governor Chris Christie said he wants House Republicans to "put up or shut up" on entitlement reform and had a message for those candidates he campaigned for in 2010: "If the people who I campaigned for don’t stand up and do the right thing, the next time they’ll see me in their district [it will be] with my arm around their primary opponent," Christie said. "Because you asked me to put my reputation on the line for you based on a promise that you were going to deal with these hard issues."

Christie Threatens to Campaign Against Republicans Who Don't Deal with Entitlements

Asked by THE WEEKLY STANDARD if he is encouraged that the House Republicans are planning to deal with entitlement reform in this year's budget, Christie said, "I'll wait and see."

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