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Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie struck back Wednesday at critics of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, arguing that the furor over his statement that nearly half of Americans are “dependent upon government” is a media-generated distraction designed to take away from the true issues in this year’s campaign.
During a radio interview Wednesday morning with WKXW-FM in New Jersey, Mr. Christie accused news organizations of jumping on Mr. Romney’s comments made at a May private fundraiser in an effort to help the Obama campaign by shifting focus away from what he considers the president’s “poor performance” and “lack of a plan for the next four years.”
“Some people in the media should just turn in their media credential and get an ‘Obama for president’ credential, the way they focus on things that people said back last May,” the outspoken governor said.
• From wire dispatches and staff reports
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