Murdoch threatens Christie: Re-endorse Romney or else!

Fox News chief tweets that the N.J. governor needs to back Romney again publicly -- or be blamed for Obama's win

By David Daley
November 3, 2012 10:44PM (UTC)
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News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch delivers a keynote address at the National Summit on Education Reform on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in San Francisco. (AP/Noah Berger)

Fox News titan Rupert Murdoch tweeted a warning shot at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- get back onboard with Mitt Romney, or Obama's re-election will be on him.

Murdoch, after watching Christie and President Obama put politics aside and work together in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, tweeted that Christie "must re- declare for Romney, or take blame for next four dire years."

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Christie gave the keynote at the Republican National Convention and had been among Romney's most outspoken surrogates before the hurricane devastated New Jersey this week, and the federal government's quick response earned his appreciation.

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David Daley

David Daley is the author of "Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy" and a senior fellow at FairVote.

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