Former Governor Chris Christie endorses US Senate candidate Rik Mehta

Rik Mehta

Republican US Senate seat candidate in New Jersey, Rik Mehta’s campaign received a significant boost in the form of an endorsement from former Gov. Chris Christie.

“Dr. Mehta will stand with President Trump to hold China accountable, reopen our country and always stand up for New Jersey in Washington, D.C.,” Christie said, according to a New Jersey Globe report.

Mehta, a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration official, has won the endorsement of 17 of 21 Republican county organizations, the report noted.

“I am proud to receive Governor Christie’s endorsement of my campaign for U.S. Senate. Chris knows first-hand how to win state-wide elections and it is an honor to have him on our team,” Mehta said in a statement. “I look forward to working with him and together with President Trump to reopen our country and bring manufacturing jobs back from China.”

Mehta, the frontrunner to take on Democrat Senator Cory Booker in 2020, recently launched his “Made in America” medicines campaign that will require companies to disclose the country of origin of their prescription drugs.

Mehta is a vice president at Aquestive Therapeutics and an adviser of Licentiam Inc., a firm focused on reducing regulation in the healthcare industry.

He previously served as Pfizer Consumer Health’s head of regulatory policy and was deputy director for the Division of Medical Policy Programs for the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Medical Policy.

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