In New Hampshire., GOP House candidate slams New Jersey opponent as a carpetbagger

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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…

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