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N.J. Gov. Christie Endorses Gov. Scott for Re-election

Governor Rick Scott is making promises to invest more money into Florida's ports if he is re-elected this year. To help him deliver that promise at Port Tampa Bay Thursday was New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

If re-elected, Gov. Scott promises to invest a $1 billion over eight years into Florida's ports including Port Tampa Bay. Scott is likely to face democratic candidate and former governor Charlie Crist.

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Governor Scott promises to invest money into the state's ports if re-elected.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is helping Gov. Scott in his re-election campaign. He is leading the National Republican Party's efforts in electing GOP governors.

Christie said voting for Scott is one of the easiest decisions to make.

"Because you know what Rick Scott has done for the last three and a half years, along with his partners in the state legislature, and you know what Charlie Crist did when he was in charge," he said.

Gov. Christie said people have to vote for the person whose word they can count on.

"If you take Charlie Crist's words to the bank, I guarantee you that check will bounce. When you take Rick Scott's words to the bank, it's good," he said.

The money would go to expanding Port Tampa Bay and create up to 1,400 new jobs.

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