Chris Christie in Malibu Diner in Hoboken? One can hear the weight jokes now.
But Christie was all business on Friday afternoon when the Republican candidate
for governor made his one Hudson County stop for the day at the famed eating establishment on 14th Street in the hometown of incumbent governor Jon Corzine.
The former U.S. Attorney for New Jersey had been campaigning through North Jersey on the Friday leading up to Tuesday's primary election. Christie is the Republican frontrunner in a field that includes former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan and state Assemblyman Rick Merkt.
Christie is expected to win Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary and face Corzine in the November general election.
Christie said he expects not to win Hudson County but feels it is important to get votes here, with Hudson County Republican Party Chairman Jose Arango calling Hudson County "Christie country."
"We are going to do much better in Hudson County than past candidates because of support from people like Jose and because of the people running with me," Christie said.
He said he will be returning to Hudson County to campaign on Monday.
Arango predicts that "Democrats for Christie" will come out of the woodwork in the coming days. - Ricardo Kaulessar