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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urges Republicans to work hard on electing Romney

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses California delegates Monday morning at the TradeWinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses California delegates Monday morning at the TradeWinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach.

ST. PETE BEACH — Speaking to a crowd of about 200 at TradeWinds Island Resorts, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie implored fellow Republicans on Monday to "get to work'' ensuring Mitt Romney is the country's next president.

One of the first events of the Republican National Convention, Christie warmed up for his keynote address scheduled for later this week with a brief speech to the California delegation.

Romney, he said, met his two critical tests: a candidate who could beat President Obama and a leader who could take the country in a different direction.

"Mitt Romney knows how to do that," he said. "It's up to us now."

Christie, who said he was the first governor to endorse Romney, asked the crowd to work hard on the Republican nominee's behalf, despite the likelihood that Obama will win California.

"There are no excuses," said Christie. "It's time to get to work, everybody. It's time to get to work."

Christie also hammered the Obama campaign for its campaign tactics, calling recent advertisements "vicious, personal, untrue attacks on Mitt Romney.''

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urges Republicans to work hard on electing Romney 08/27/12 [Last modified: Monday, August 27, 2012 7:26pm]
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