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Rand Paul, Chris Christie May Share NJ Stage

Rand Paul, Chris Christie May Share NJ Stage

By    |   Tuesday, 03 September 2013 10:24 AM

Sen. Rand Paul may be sharing the stage next week with his ideological rival, Chris Christie, when Paul visits New Jersey to campaign for GOP Senate candidate Steve Lonegan.

Paul is scheduled to appear with Lonegan Sept. 13 in Clark, N.J. Christie also has been invited to take part in the event, but the governor's camp has not indicated if he will attend, Politico reported.

Lonegan is in an uphill battle against Newark Mayor Cory Booker for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Booker leads by 28 points, according to the latest poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

The election is Oct. 16.

A feud broke out in July between Paul and Christie when the New Jersey governor called the libertarian views of some Republicans "dangerous," specifically naming Paul, after they voted to reduce funding for the National Security Agency following reports of the NSA data collection scandal.

Paul has called a truce and offered to meet with Christie over a beer, but the two have yet to officially put aside their differences.

In addition to the Lonegan fundraiser, Paul and Christie have a chance to mend political fences at a Sept. 23 fundraiser hosted by New York Jets owner Woody Johnson and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. Both are scheduled to appear, as are other potential candidates for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

Despite the feud, Paul recently told Newsmax, he would support Christie if Christie was the Republican nominee for president.







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Sen. Rand Paul may be sharing the stage next week with his ideological rival, Chris Christie, when Paul visits New Jersey to campaign for GOP Senate candidate Steve Lonegan. Paul is scheduled to appear with Lonegan Sept. 13 in Clark, N.J.,and Christie also has been invited...
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