Christie: GOP should 'show up' for minority votes

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Associated Press

Posted on November 10, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 11:04 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says his Republican Party needs to "show up" in places that aren't traditional GOP strongholds such as Hispanic and black communities if it wants to expand its reach.

Christie was appearing on four Sunday news shows as speculation runs high about whether he will run for president in 2016.

He won re-election Tuesday by a 22-percentage point win and better-than-average showings among minorities.

Some in the GOP are looking to his strategy as one that could give Republicans their first presidential victory since the 2004 election.

Exit polls say Christie won 50 percent of Hispanic votes and 21 percent of black votes.

Christie tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that Republicans should explain to minority neighborhoods why GOP policies are better.

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