New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told the Newark Star Ledger he won’t be touting his state’s economic recovery during his Republican convention keynote address.
Said Christie: “Let’s make one thing really clear. There are three words that are not in my speech Tuesday night: ‘The Jersey Comeback.’ So for all those Democrats real worried or got real excited that maybe I’d have to take it out or maybe I put it in, those three words aren’t in the speech.”
There’s a reason for that, explains First Read: When Christie took office in Jan. 2010 unemployment was 9.7 percent. It dropped to 9.0 percent earlier this year, but has since ballooned to 9.8 percent – the highest it’s been in 35 years.”