Christie picks up influential N.H. endorsement


The New Hampshire Union Leader, known for a conservative editorial bent, delivered a much-needed boost to Chris Christie's campaign for president late Saturday night in the form of an endorsement from the paper's publisher in the Sunday edition.

"The one reason he may be best-suited to lead during these times is because he tells it like it is and isn't shy about it," Joseph W. McQuaid writes in an editorial entitled "For our safety, our future: Chris Christie for President."

"We don't need another fast-talking, well-meaning freshman U.S. senator trying to run the government. We are still seeing the disastrous effects of the last such choice," McQuaid says in a shot at Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.