Chris Christie and Mitt Romney
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Christie backs Romney ahead of GOP debate

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney got a big boost on Tuesday when he was endorsed by the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

He made the pledge as Republican candidates gathered in New Hampshire for an evening debate.

Mr Christie described Mr Romney as the "best person that we have in our party right now, in this race, to be able to lead our country".

  • 12 Oct 2011