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Christie and Stack Hold Tele-Town Hall

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Bipartisanship was the theme for the night.

Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic state senator and Union City Mayor Brian Stack sat side-by-side Thursday evening as they took calls from Hudson County and Union City residents in a tele-town hall meeting. …

But unlike Christie's usual town halls, Thursday's campaign event centered on one central theme: Bipartisanship. …

"Leadership is about getting things done and not going backwards to the day partisanship dominated our state," he said. "I want to thank Brian for his friendship and his partnership." …

What are your thoughts governor, [a] caller asked, about the government shutdown and dysfunction in Washington, D.C.?

Christie didn't skip a beat.

"It is a failure of government for government to shut down," said Christie, declaring "it's the failure of both parties" that led to the federal government being forced to shut down non-essential services. …

Stack agreed.

"It's not about Republican. It's not about Democrat," he said. …


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