Rudy in New Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie broke bread with a surprise pol from New York on Garden State turf last night, PolitickerNJ has learned.

Former New York City Mayor and Republican presidential contender Rudy Giuliani joined Christie for dinner at Guerriero’s Ristorante, an Italian restaurant in Morristown. According to Bill Guerriero, a cousin of the restaurant’s owner, Jack Guerriero, “Christie eats there—usually with the whole family—at least once a month. We’ve been there a couple of times when he showed up.”

The pair’s meeting comes as Christie inches closer to deciding whether or not he’ll mount his own bid for the Republican nomination in 2016.

Christie, notably, has sometimes been branded in the press as “the second coming” of Giuliani in 2016 GOP presidential politics. The two nevertheless have shared a profitable relationship — Giuliani, for example, was only person Christie asked to stump for him in both his gubernatorial campaigns.

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Christie and Giuliani eat dinner at Guerriero’s Ristorante in Morristown, NJ.

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Christie and Giuliani pose with Jack Guerriero, owner of Guerriero’s Ristorante.

 

Rudy in New Jersey