Bill Brady Gets Support of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

By WEEK Producer

October 5, 2010 Updated Oct 5, 2010 at 10:35 PM CDT

Gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady got the support of another state's governor today.

New Jersey governor, Chris Christie is best known for curving New Jersey's $2.2 billion deficit by making drastic and sometimes unpopular cuts to the state's budget.

Some of Christie's cut have been to schools and hospitals.

Christie says the budget problems in New Jersey are similar to the ones facing Illinois.

"We had very large unemployment, not quite as high as Illinois, but the highest in our region in the northeast. You have to confront all those problems head on to get government under control. We've had pretty good luck with doing that in New Jersey and I know Bill will do the same here."

Brady says if he is elected, he hopes to follow in Christie's footsteps to help curve Illinois's $13 billion deficit.

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