Christie and Levine team up to go after Lonegan

Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie is teaming up with his former rival for the nomination, Franklin Township Mayor Brian Levine, for a press conference this afternooon at the State House.

A press release from the Chrsitie campaign says that the two will talk about “Steve Lonegan's Tax Hike Plan and its affects on New Jersey's families.”

Levine has reason to support Christie over Lonegan. Already a long shot for the nomination when he started his campaign, he saw his hopes dashed after the Lonegan campaign successfully challenged his petition signatures, knocking him and two other underdog candidates off the ballot. The Christie campaign, which stood to benefit from having a more crowded ballot, criticized Lonegan for the signature challenges.

Christie and Levine team up to go after Lonegan