Chris Christie, New Jersey’s blunt-spoken Republican governor, will be in Texas this weekend raising Republican cash.
And watching the Dallas Cowboys play a home game against the New York Giants.
Don’t expect him to be pulling for the Giants, who play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., which will host this year’s Super Bowl. He’s made it clear that, when it comes to football, his heart has resided with the Lone Star State since he was a boy and remembers his father yelling at the TV because the team “stunk so bad.”
“I am a Dallas Cowboys fan — I know that disturbs the Eagles fans, Giants fans, Jets fans and probably fans of almost every other team in the NFL,” Christie said today in Beach Haven. “If you start rooting for them when you’re seven years old, it’s not right, just because you get into politics in a state where they’re not the favorite team, to go ahead and change your allegiance.”
Christie, who turns 51 on Friday, plans to travel to Texas on Sunday and fit the game in between fundraisers Sunday afternoon and again the following day for the Republican National Committee. He will also attend a separate fundraising event Friday night in Jersey City.