With under three weeks left to go in the race, Gov. Chris Christie will join Republican U.S. senate candidate Jeff Bell on the campaign trail for a meet and greet and speech to voters at a diner in Morris County next week.
By most measures, Bell faces an uphill climb in his quest to unseat Democratic incumbent, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), who holds an edge over the 70-year-old policy wonk both in terms of funding and recognition. Christie and the NJGOP have worked to counteract those advantages in recent weeks, hosting two fundraisers for the Republican and promising to help do some personal campaigning with him
This will be the first time Bell and Christie have campaigned together, apart from fundraisers.
In a statement Friday, Bell expressed gratitude for the help, saying, “I am honored to have the support of Governor Chris Christie and I am delighted by his willingness to join me on the campaign trail. The event Monday will be a highlight of this campaign.”