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HomeNewsPoliticsGov. Chris Christie Bludgeons Marco Rubio in Final Debate Before NH Primary Vote

Gov. Chris Christie Bludgeons Marco Rubio in Final Debate Before NH Primary Vote

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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, left, clashes with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, in the final Republican debate before the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 6, 2016. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Chris Christie hammered Sen. Marco Rubio in the final Republican debate before the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, casting him as a Washington politician who memorizes 25-second soundbites and skirting hard questions and choices.

“First, let’s remember something. Every morning when a United States senator wakes up, they think about what kind of speech can I give, or what kind of bill can I drop? Every morning, when I wake up, I think about, what kind of problem do I need to solve for the people who actually elected me?” Christie said.

Christie hit Rubio over what he called “the memorized 25-second speech that is exactly what [Rubio’s] advisers gave him” about President Obama.

“That’s what Washington D.C. does. The drive shot in the beginning with inaccurate, incomplete information followed by the memorized 25 second speech.”

When Rubio again went into Obama “knowing exactly what he is doing,” Christie interrupted by saying, “There it is!” Rubio didn’t help himself, playing right into Christie’s line of attack by repeating the line five times.

Rubio touted his work sanctioning terrorist groups as one of his accomplishments while in office, and Christie again used his own comments to hit him over the head. The New Jersey governor slammed his voting and attendance record.

“The fact is when you talk about Hezbollah sanctions act that you list as one of your accomplishments, and just did, you weren’t even there to vote for it. That’s not leadership. That’s truancy,” Christie said.

As a fact check, Christie was referring to the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015. However, Rubio was not the only senator who missed the vote. They all did. The bill was passed by unanimous consent which does not require senators to be physically on the floor.

Meanwhile, Democrats pounced on Rubio’s poor performance. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz took to Twitter to criticize the first-term senator, largely because they are terrified to run against him.

Donald Trump, the frontrunner who has led in 70 consecutive New Hampshire Republican primary polls since July, maintains his double-digit lead in the PPD average by 14.3%.

“The Donald probably had his strongest debate yet and the question is now whether Gov. Christie not only hurt Sen. Rubio but also helped himself,” said PPD’s senior political analyst Richard Baris. “Gov. Kasich also had a strong performance but New Hampshire is still Trump’s to lose.”

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Led by R. D. Baris, the People's Pundit, the PPD Elections Staff conducts polling and covers news about latest polls, election results and election data.

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    i dont care for Christie but man oh man he shook Rubio up tonight lol have to admit i enjoyed seeing it.

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      Lol. That was Manchurian candidate robo-Rubio 2.0 exposed right there.

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      Richard Baris yes, yes it was lol all i could do as sit here and laugh and cheer Christie on

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      Richard Baris There must of been a glitch in the 2.0 program.

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      Laura Lee Baris Sheila Miller Yup, that’s exactly what happened. His software shorted out ladies. O-O–O-Obama wrek-wreck-wrecking the country

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      Richard Baris lolol i love the visuals

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      Laura Lee Baris BIIIIG glitch lol

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    All we here is Trumper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Christie and the media go after Cruz for repeating himself about osama/obama but it is needed because the lying media and demorats who put the illegal muslim fraud in the W H need to cover their B’s so they say Osama/obama doesn’t know what is is doing, doesn’t understand what he is doing but have no problem with Trumper repeatedly say how rich he is, how smart he is or how many times he has repeatedly said how he is the savior of America and will restore it! Really, then why aren’t they calling him on his flip-flops and why has he given the Clintons thousands in campaign donations?? Why did he give thousands to Planned Parenthood? Why didn’t he stand up and be counted when ABC shut Carly Fiorina out of the debate? Why is he allowed to call the people “stupid” when his poll numbers drop? Why is he allowed to make fun of Carly Fiorina face? I am a conservative voter but Trumper is a RINO and Christie is a crude loudmouthed fat neighborhood bully who would be better running a dive bar than the country! Not he or Trump ever mention the constitution and Christie, Kasich and Bush all talk about bringing people out of the shadows which is political speak for amnesty for illegals!!

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