Gov. Chris Christie visits Maine to support Gov. LePage

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Some high-level politicians were in Bangor Tuesday. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was visiting Maine, raising money for Governor Paul LePage and the Maine Republican party.

It was the second time in four months he's come to help LePage, and Christie said he'll be back again. Christie mentioned that he and LePage have becomes good friends, and he wants to help LePage however he can.

The two visited C&L Aerospace, a growing business that the LePage campaign wants to show off. The company rebuilds commercial and private airplanes, and the two Governors got a quick tour of the plant. C&L has grown from 20 employees in 2010 to nearly 130, and the LePage campaign says some of the credit goes to sales tax breaks for airplane parts that became law during his term.

And while Democrats are criticizing the Governor's job creation record, the Governor is bragging about them. Governor Christie says that is one reason the Republican Governor's Association wants to have Paul LePage re-elected.

"The RGA is completely committed to this race," Christie said. "We absolutely believe Governor LePage has a record that merits re-election."

Meanwhile, Democrats have criticized both Governor Christie and Governor LePage, saying Maine and New Jersey are near the bottom of the states in job creation since the recession. The Governors say they've done better than the Democrats did.

We'll be hearing a lot more of this, as there's just over two and a half months left until Election Day.


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