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Chris Christie gives campaign advice to 6th grader

Chris Moody
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Zack Martini, an 11-year-old from Springfield, N.J., is thinking about running for his 6th grade student council. So, like any smart politician should, he asked for advice from someone who knows a thing or two about campaigning.

At a town hall in Union Township, N.J., Martini asked Gov. Chris Christie for some guidance. Christie offered four points of advice:

1) Get a group of friends to tell other people they're supporting you.
2) Ask people for their vote. Don't tell them to vote for you. "That's powerful when you do that."
3) Have colorful posters. If the rules don't allow that, Christie said, "hang them up until they tell you to take them down."
4) Don't make promises you can't keep. "If you do, they won't be voting for you in seventh grade."

Aspiring grown-up politicians pay consultants a lot of money for those secrets every election cycle ...

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