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Christie YSU-NDSU stumping

Published: Sun, October 7, 2012 @ 12:09 a.m.

Associated Press

Fargo, N.D

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took aim Saturday morning at North Dakota’s Democratic Senate candidate, her brother and Youngstown State University, Saturday’s homecoming opponent of the No. 1- ranked North Dakota State football team.

Christie’s appearance in Fargo was billed by state Republicans as a “victory rally” for all candidates, but he focused on the Senate race between Republican Rick Berg and Democrat Heidi Heitkamp.

Christie said it’s a close contest, but Berg is up for the challenge.

The governor also chided Fargo talk show host Joel Heitkamp, Heidi’s brother. Christie drew loud cheers when he said he didn’t “give a damn” what Heitkamp thought of him.

And he poked fun at YSU, the Ohio school and NDSU’s football opponent Saturday afternoon. The teams met today at the Fargodome in a critical game. Both teams were undefeated, and YSU was two spots below NDSU at No. 3. The Bison won, 48-7.

Christie said: “Come on, you guys are the Bison. They’re the Penguins.”

Christie also has a campaign appearance for Romney in the Mahoning Valley on Tuesday. Details of the event have not been announced yet.

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