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Christie Gets Endorsement From N.H. House Speaker

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In the final stretch before the New Hampshire Primary – Republican Chris Christie added another top state lawmaker to his list of New Hampshire endorsements. That's after House Speaker Shawn Jasper officially backed Christie at the State House on Wednesday.

So far Chris Christie has the most New Hampshire endorsements of any Republican candidate in the race.

It includes a fair number of prominent GOP lawmakers, past and present, such as Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley and former House Speaker Donna Sytek. Earlier this week State Senator Nancy Stiles signed on.

Shawn Jasper, current Speaker of the New Hampshire House, said it was Christie's resume that persuaded him. 

“It’s the experience, it’s the fact that he has been tested in very difficult times,” Jasper said, adding that he made up his mind Monday night.

Christie also has the support of the state’s largest newspaper, "The Union Leader," which announced its support in November.

Christie told reporters at the State House on Wednesday he's confident these endorsements will lead him to a strong finish in New Hampshire.

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