Presidential candidates vying to emerge as the Republican establishment pick in New Hampshire are zeroing in on the same threat: a revitalized Chris Christie.
In its most direct attack to date on the New Jersey governor, who is gaining traction in the first-in-the-nation GOP primary, the super PAC supporting John Kasich sent mailers to Granite State voters Monday criticizing Christie's economic record in office.
"How will Republicans defend his failed record?" the mailer from New Day for America reads before listing several news clippings from over the past two years unfavorable to Christie. The mailer concludes: "His budget isn't balanced. His credit rating is dropping. His economy is failing. Chris Christie: Tough talk. Weak record."
Connie Wehrkamp, a spokeswoman for the group, wouldn't disclose how many households received the mailer, only saying that they "hit a sizable universe."
The mailer is just the latest in a line of attacks Christie has faced in recent weeks from his GOP rivals who are also hoping to win over the independent and more moderate voters that play a prevalent role in the New Hampshire primary.
Conservative Solutions PAC, which backs Marco Rubio, began airing two TV ads in New Hampshire Tuesday criticizing Christie. And the pro-Jeb Bush Right to Rise super PAC hit the state's airwaves last week with a spot contrasting the former Florida governor's record with that of Christie and Kasich.