New Jersey Governor Chris Christie plans to give an economic-policy speech next week in early-voting New Hampshire as he seeks to revive a flagging effort to boost his national standing.
The second-term Republican, who is considering a run for president, will “lay out a detailed proposal for promoting economic growth” during the May 12 address at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, according to an advisory from Leadership Matters for America, a political-action committee.
“Governor Christie will discuss tax reform, regulation, innovation and economic opportunity for middle-class Americans,” according to the e-mailed advisory.
New Jersey has received a record nine credit-rating downgrades under Christie. The state has yet to recover all of the jobs it lost during the recession that ended in 2009, unlike its neighbors New York and Pennsylvania and the nation as a whole. Christie, 52, has said lowering taxes will spur an employment rally.
Leadership Matters for America released the advisory on the first day of Christie’s swing through New Hampshire, which hosts the nation’s first primary election. The state is seen as critical to the governor’s potential run for president in 2016.