Posted: Oct 5, 2012 10:37 PM by David Jay
Updated: Oct 6, 2012 6:27 AM
BILLINGS - Montana's contentious US Senate race - brings one of the Republican party's top names to Billings, Friday night.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie rallied supporters of Denny Rehberg in his tight race with incumbent Senator Jon Tester.
Governor Christie campaigned for Rick Hill in Bozeman this afternoon.
Christie says he says he asked Rehberg if he could come to Montana to help in the Senate race.
Slightly fewer than 75 people listened to the Governor talk about the Senate battle between Rehberg and Jon Tester.
Christie told the group to demand a different type of public servant, saying Rehberg is the "real deal."
Governor Christie mentioned that voting for the death tax is not representing Montana and he asked voters to support a faithful and effective steward of money.
He encouraged the group to campaign for Rehberg.
"You need to add your voice to his," Christie said. "His voice is strong and resolute, but it's not strong and resolute enough to get to every Montanan he needs to get to. He needs you. And so you're here tonight for him and I thank you, but I need you back."
"You can't do any better," Rehberg said. "I mean the keynote speaker of the Republican convention and I kind of joked with him. I had a choice of inviting Pearl Jam or Chris Christie. Chris Christie really has the values, the principles. He clearly understands what it's going to take to turn America around. It means a lot to me that he'd come out and as I said support my candidacy,."
Governor Christie continues his campaign swing tomorrow visiting North Dakota and Michigan.
Rehberg, meanwhile, will talk Saturday in Billings at Coal Appreciation Day at the MetraPark.