One day after announcing his presidential campaign, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie picked up the endorsement of an influential New England governor.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage, for whom Christie campaigned in 2014, officially pledged his support to Christie on Wednesday morning, and said, "Christie is the real deal."
LePage spoke about Christie's support throughout the years, before taking questions together with Christie, according to WCSH in Portland, Maine. The two gathered at Becky's Diner, a place where Christie campaigned for LePage last year.
LePage's support marks the first endorsement of a Republican presidential contender by a current governor, as Christie reportedly pointed out, according to the Portland Press Herald.