The Super PAC supporting Chris Christie for president has launched a new ad ahead of the New Hampshire primary hitting Ohio governor John Kasich for his ties to Lehman Brothers.
The ad, sponsored by “America Leads,” highlights an attack from Donald Trump against Kasich during a presidential debate – hitting Kasich for working for Lehman Brothers before it went bankrupt.
Christie has been under fire from Kasich’s own Super PAC “New Day For America” in January, in an effort to slow the New Jersey governor’s momentum in New Hampshire.
“The Kasich team has spent well over a month attacking Governor Christie,” said Tucker Martin, a spokesperson for America Leads said in a statement to the New York Times. “All we’re doing is noting a vote Governor Kasich took, and a job he held. It’s simply another part of his bio and his record, presented to voters for their consideration.”
Christie criticized Kasich for hiding his negative ads behind his Super PAC, while the New Jersey Governor’s Super PAC focused more on positive ads.
“The fact is John wants to hide, he wants to let the Super PAC, who is running most of his campaign in New Hampshire, do all his dirty work,” Christie said in January.
But it appears that the Christie Super PAC thinks it’s time to fight back against Kasich – with just one week left before the New Hampshire primary.