BOSTON (CBS) – Just four days before the New Hampshire presidential primary, Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker officially endorsed New Jersey governor Chris Christie for president.
Christie confirmed the endorsement in a Friday morning press release.READ MORE: 'It's Our Job': North Attleboro, Foxboro Firefighters Rescue Passenger On Flight To Chicago
“Right now, our country is in dire need of Governor Christie’s tested, and strong leadership,” Baker said in statement released by Christie’s campaign. “I’ve gotten to know Chris very well over the years and know he is the leader our nation needs in Washington.”
Baker also spoke about the endorsement during a Friday afternoon press conference.
Both were at the TD Garden in Boston Thursday night for the Bruce Springsteen concert.
Baker will campaign with Christie in New Hampshire Saturday, according to the Boston Globe.
Christie attended Baker’s inauguration last year and, according to CNN, Christie has been trying for months to get Baker’s endorsement.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of my good friends Charlie Baker and Karyn Polito today,” said Christie.MORE NEWS: Will Kids Have The Same COVID Vaccine Side Effects? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Questions
“As fellow leaders in a blue state who have taken on tough challenges to get things done in Massachusetts, they understand the unique training a governor has to not only take the fight to Hillary Clinton in the fall, but most importantly to lead our country back from the disastrous policies of the Obama years. Their experience and voices will be incredibly important not just over the next four days, but through November.”