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NJ Gov. Stumps for Romney in Illinois

Gov. Chris Christie address packed crowd at Frick Center

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    Gov. Chris Christie, speaking at Elmhurst College, says Mitt Romney has the business and executive experience to lead the country better than President Obama has. (Published Thursday, Mar 22, 2012)

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was among several Republicans in the Land of Lincoln on Friday, stumping for Mitt Romney at Elmhurst College.

    Christie focused his remarks on Romney's business and executive experience, saying the former Massachusetts governor is better suited than any other his Republican challengers and President Obama, to lead the country.

    "We have had the experiment of having am member of congress in The White House the last four years and it simply has not worked," Christie told the crowd gathered at the Frick Center. "They need on the job training on how to use executive authority.  Governor Romney won't need that. [Rick] Santorum will, Speaker [Newt] Gingrich will need it, Congressman Paul will need it.  Obviously, the President of the United States has not learned it."

    On the weekend before Illinois' Primary Election, Christie was among several politicians in the state. Romney held an event in Rosemont and Santorum was in Arlington Heights. President Obama also came home for a fundraiser. Republicans Paul and Gingrich were here earlier in the week.

    "Illinois is important because it contains everything that is America: a great city, great suburbs, and great farms and manufacturing, great educational institutions; all the things that make America great are here in Illinois. If you can prove you can win in Illinois you can win in America.  That is why Illinois is so important," he said.

    Polls show Romney with the lead in Illinois, but Santorum is a close second.