2012: Obama Camp Digs for Dirt on Chris Christie

Elisabeth Meinecke
Posted: May 23, 2011 8:18 AM

Apparently, someone at the White House listens to Ann Coulter, who has been a vocal supporter of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie making a run for the White House (which he still has not expressed interest in).  The New York Post reported today that Obama's camp is digging up "opposition research" on Christie in case he decides to run.

"The Obama campaign is trying to keep its efforts from public view, concerned they would only elevate Christie's already impressive standing within the Republican Party, sources said.

The operatives have chosen not to dispatch their own people to New Jersey, but instead are talking to people there and in New York who know Christie from his time in the governor's office, as a gubernatorial candidate and as US attorney."