A candidate for Congress in a New Hampshire GOP congressional primary is attacking her opponent as a “New Jersey carpetbagger” with ties to former Gov. Chris Christie.
“Matt Mowers moved to our state for political power,” said Karoline Leavitt, a former Trump White House official, in an interview on WMUR-TV. “He was a longtime political operative for Chris Christie, who is the leader of the Never Trump movement, and he came here to run for Congress.”
A St. Anselm College poll released earlier this month shows the race between Mowers and Leavitt to have tightened. Mowers leads Leavitt by four percentage points, 25%-21%, in the race to pick a Republican opponent for two-term Rep. Christopher Pappas on September 13.
Mowers, 33, is from East Brunswick and worked for Christie in the governor’s office and on his gubernatorial campaigns. Christie’s political…