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Christie Stumps for LePage in Maine
05/08/2014 10:56 AM ET  

New Jersey's governor took questions from the media for the first time in months, during a visit to raise money for Maine Gov. Paul LePage's reelection bid.

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Originally Aired: 5/8/2014 7:00 AM

Christie and LePage

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and Maine Gov. Paul LePage (background, right) talk to the media Wednesday outside Becky's Diner in Portland. 

Two tough-talking GOP governors are appearing together in Maine after struggling through largely self-inflicted controversies that now jeopardize their political futures.

At an appearance outside Becky's Diner in Portland Wednesday afternoon, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took questions from out-of-state reporters for the first time in months, during a northern New England swing to raise money for Maine Gov. Paul LePage.

Christie is fighting to revive his presidential aspirations after a scandal involving lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. LePage is seeking momentum in a challenging three-way reelection test.

Democrats are seizing on the Portland-area appearance. They say the Republican governors are little more than bullies driven by brash and misguided personalities.

This story was reported by Caroline Losneck and written by Irwin Gratz

Photo: Caroline Losneck 



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