Guadagno’s first campaign words on YouTube

In a web video shot with Republican gubernatorial nominee Chris Christie, Monmouth County Sheriff Kim Guadagno uttered her first words as his running mate.

“I’m proud to be part of the team,” she said, noting that she came to New Jersey almost 20 years ago with her husband, a New Jersey native, and that she is raising three children here.

“And unfortunately, because of the economy today, they’re not going to be able to stay. They’re going to have to go and find opportunities elsewhere, because this state is broken,” she said.

In the video, both candidates stressed the importance of making “tough decisions.”

Christie, for his part, made a thinly veiled reference to Governor Corzine’s Thursday appearance with President Barack Obama – a rally for about 20,000 people that was held in Guadagno’s native Monmouth County.

“If you’re looking for boisterous rallies or overblown campaign events, you’re not going to get those from us. You’re going serious talk and real solutions to the problems that the people of New Jersey have,” he said.”

Christie and Guadagno will hold a press conference today at 12pm on the Asbury Park boardwalk. They'll head north for a 2pm stop at the Reo Diner in Woodbridge, followed by a 4:30pm stop at the home of Garfield Councilwoman Tana Raymond, a Democrat.

Guadagno’s first campaign words on YouTube