Tags: Trump Administration | Christie Bridge Controversy | Exclusive Interviews | Steve Malzberg Show | moderate | republicans

GOP Strategist: Christie's Falling Star Tough for Moderates

By    |   Friday, 05 Sep 2014 04:07 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's fading star is tough for the GOP and its quest to attract moderates, Republican strategist Noelle Nikpour told Newsmax TV on Friday.

"Christie was the biggest tragedy … because he was perceived as the frontrunner. Especially with a group that we have had trouble getting — the moderate," Nikpour told Joe Concha, guest host of Newsmax's "The Steve Malzberg Show."

Story continues below video.



Note: Watch Newsmax TV now on DIRECTV Ch. 349 and DISH Ch. 223
Get Newsmax TV on your cable system – Click Here Now

"You had [billionaire Facebook creator] Mark Zuckerberg throwing a fundraiser for him in California. You had a lot of people that had a Chris Christie fascination, so to speak, with the way he governed."

Christie, who many conservative Republicans feel is too liberal, was nonetheless the frontrunner for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

But then came "Bridgegate," in which his top aides allegedly ordered the traffic-clogging closure of key New Jersey roads by the George Washington Bridge for political payback. Christie has said he had no involvement in the scheme.

"[The media] kept it in the front pages over and over again to where you just look at Chris Christie and go oh, 'Bridgegate,'" Nikpour said.

In recent months, Christie, now chairman of the Republican Governor's Association, has been crisscrossing the country helping raise funds for GOP candidates.

"[He's] done a really great job, but it's not really as publicized as we would have thought. It would have been if he would've been one of the clear front runners," Nikpour said.

"More so, we're looking at someone like [Sen.] Rand Paul [of Kentucky]. Whenever he makes a move, it's being publicized. Chris Christie, if you noticed other than 'Bridgegate,' really has taken a backseat in the media.''

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Newsmax-Tv
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's fading star is tough for the GOP and its quest to attract moderates, Republican strategist Noelle Nikpour told Newsmax TV on Friday.
moderate, republicans
300
2014-07-05
Friday, 05 Sep 2014 04:07 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved