Never one to mince words, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie came to Richmond and did not hold back in his support for Mitt Romney. Christie who flirted with the idea of running for president, before backing Romney has been one of the GOP nominee's top surrogates and delievered a keynote address at the Republican National Convention.
Chrisite, who is the governor of a blue state, New Jersey, took issue with the Obama campaign's heavy push with women voters. He said zeroing in on small subset of issues to encourage women to vote democratic is "demeaning"
"I think every issue is a women's issue," said Christie in a one on one chat with NBC12's Yvette Yeon. "I think it is demeaning to focus on one set of issues as women's issues."
Echoing a similar sentiment that Romney has used on the campaign trail, Christie argued that economic, kitchen table issues will drive women to the polls as much as abortion and access to birth control.
"Women are out there every day trying to support their families," he said. "Trying to keep a roof over their head, trying to keep food on the table for their children and I think every issue is a women's issue. I think it is demeaning to suggest that they only care about a certain set of issues."
Christie believes that when women see which candidate offers a better vision for America as a whole, they will pick the Republican ticket.
"Women care about every issue that is going to make their children's future better," he said. "At least the women I know."
Yvette's full interview with Christie can been seen below: