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9/26/2012
NJ Gov. Christie Campaigns For NH GOP Candidate
AP PHOTONew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, addresses a gathering while campaigning for New Hampshire Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne, left, in Atkinson, N.H., Tuesday. Christie said electing Lamontagne as New Hampshire’s governor is the only way to ensure the state doesn’t end up with an income tax.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, addresses a gathering while campaigning for New Hampshire Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne, left, in Atkinson, N.H., Tuesday. Christie said electing Lamontagne as New Hampshire’s governor is the only way to ensure the state doesn’t end up with an income tax.


HUDSON, N.H. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that electing Republican Ovide Lamontagne as New Hampshire's governor is the only way to ensure the state doesn't end up with an income tax.

Stumping for Lamontagne at Atrium Medical Corporation in Hudson and later at Freshwater Farms in Atkinson, Christie focused on the specter of an income tax, even though Democratic challenger Maggie Hassan has taken the pledge not to implement a broad based sales or income tax.

"If you allow government to get into the door a new tax on you, get ready, because the government is never-ending in terms of its hunger for your money," Christie told about 100 employees at Atrium.

Christie said he called Lamontagne the night of the primary to congratulate him and Lamontagne invited him to come to New Hampshire. Lamontagne introduced him as "my new friend."

Christie told the Atrium gathering that 35 years ago New Jersey has no income tax. Then Democratic Gov. Brendan Byrne got a 2 percent income tax passed with the promise all revenues would be used for property tax relief.

"Thirty-five years later, we still have the highest property tax rates in America and the income tax is 9 percent," Christie said. "I think our experience in New Jersey can validate that certain things will work and there are things you don't want to try."

Christie is the biggest political headliner to date to campaign for Lamontagne. Former President Bill Clinton stumped for Hassan in July.



Go Green

Spokesmen for both candidates say no other prominent political appearances are planned. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to speak at the New Hampshire Republican State Convention this weekend.







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