Christie: No plans to campaign in NY for Astorino

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Associated Press

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:05 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 22 at 4:05 AM

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he doesn't have plans to campaign for New York's Republican candidate for governor because he doesn't campaign for candidates he doesn't think can win.

Christie was in Greenwich, Connecticut, with GOP candidate Tom Foley on Monday when he was asked whether he planned to spend any time campaigning in New York, where Republican challenger Rob Astorino trails incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) by a large margin in public polls.

Christie chairs the Republican Governors Association. He says he's repeatedly told candidates he doesn't "pay for landslides" and he doesn't "invest in lost causes."

He says he's focusing on spending time in places where he thinks he can make a difference.

Astorino's spokeswoman notes other Republican governors have agreed to help his campaign.

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