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Gov. Chris Christie blasted both political parties on Tuesday for "failed leadership" when it comes to America's cities.
Christie said the only way to keep American cities vibrant was by making them attractive enough to draw in new residents. "If cities do well on crime and education people flock to those cities," Christie explained. "That's not a partisan issue."
Christie was responding to a Sunday New York Times op-ed story that opined the national GOP was actually an "anti-urban party," skewed instead to suburban and rural communities.
The governor, who is off to Ohio to stump for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, touted his state’s bipartisan successes, such as reforming public education to increase accountability and a $750 million bond issue on next month’s ballot that would improve the physical plant of the state's colleges.
Watch as Gov. Christie addresses fixing cities: