Gov. Chris Christie back in town campaigning for Allan Fung

By: Samantha Lavien

Twitter: @samanthalavien

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made the rounds in Rhode Island on Tuesday, back out on the campaign trail for Allan Fung.

“I’m very optimistic about our possibilities here and that’s why I’m here. Listen, as I’ve said I don’t go to places where we can’t win, but we try to make the difference,” said Governor Christie.

This is Christie’s second visit in a matter of weeks for the Republican gubernatorial candidate. And, it could be a crucial one.

“He’s the best candidate in this race, he’s got the best vision for Rhode Island’s future, I’m just here to agree,” said Governor Christie.

The latest Brown poll released Tuesday is neck and neck. It shows Fung and Democratic opponent Gina Raimondo in essentially a dead heat.

The poll also shows a large number of Rhode Island voters haven’t yet made up their minds.

“Every vote counts, I’m out here meeting people in their neighborhoods, walking the walk. And, the message that we’re putting out there is resonating with them especially about getting jobs back out here to Rhode Island,” said Fung.

With just a week to go until the election both candidates are pulling out all the stops.

The First Lady is due in town on Thursday to campaign for Raimondo.

These high profile visits have been a big part of both campaigns in this final stretch.

Last week Hillary Clinton spoke to voters for Raimondo and earlier this month Mitt Romney hit the streets for Fung.

Christie says he’ll actually be back in Rhode Island Monday to campaign in the final push for Fung.

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