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Report: Former Gov. Christie tricked into trolling Montana GOP gubernatorial candidate on Cameo

Former Gov. Christie told NJ Advance Media he received a request to encourage a man named Greg to return to New Jersey. It turned out the Greg was U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, who once lived in New Jersey and is running against Democrat Mike Cooney for Montana governor.

News 12 Staff

Oct 29, 2020, 9:39 PM

Updated 1,328 days ago

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Former Gov. Chris Christie was unwittingly tricked into trolling the Republican candidate who is running for governor in Montana.
Christie joined the social media site Cameo, through which he is paid $200 to provide personalized video messages. The Republican said he donates the money to a nonprofit group that helps people with mental health and substance abuse issues in New Jersey.
Christie told NJ Advance Media he received a request to encourage a man named Greg to return to New Jersey. It turned out the Greg was U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, who once lived in New Jersey and is running against Democrat Mike Cooney for Montana governor.
Cooney tweeted the message and the Democratic Governors Association mentioned it in a news release saying, “Even former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie agrees - Greg Gianforte should go back to New Jersey.”
Christie on Thursday criticized Cooney and the DGA on Twitter. Christie said he supports Gianforte.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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