Candidate for U.S. Senate Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) released the following statement tonight regarding Governor Chris Christie's keynote speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
"I have never been more proud to call Chris my governor and my friend. Governor Christie represented the people of New Jersey with honor and distinction, and America saw why he is one of the most effective governors in the country. He did something that has become rare in our current political climate: he talked openly and honestly to the American people about the challenges we face. Just as important, he offered a path forward.
"Governor Christie is a model of leadership, willing to work with members of both parties to reform government and make it more accountable. As he said tonight, we are now demanding that our leaders stop tearing each other down, but work together to find bipartisan compromise. We must lead the way our citizens live. Not by avoiding tough truths, but by facing them dead on we need politicians to care more about doing something and less about being something.
"I have been privileged to work with the Governor and others in New Jersey to meet our challenges. Together, we have capped property taxes, reformed the pension system, and put the education of our children ahead of the special interests. Unlike Senator Menendez, we have put the people we serve ahead of petty partisan politics. And it's this spirit of bi-partisan reform I will bring to Washington, DC."