WATCH: Chris Christie Comes Out in Support of Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad greet Mark Boies, who opened MJ's Restaurant in Marion just a few weeks ago. (Photo: The Register)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad greet Mark Boies, who opened MJ’s Restaurant in Marion just a few weeks ago. (Photo: The Register)

A crowd of Iowans at a cafe here swooned over Chris Christie on his debut Iowa trip of the season today, saying his force-of-nature personality would be the perfect fit for the Oval Office.

The New Jersey governor was surrounded by a thick pack of Iowans and national and local reporters from the moment he arrived at M.J.’s Restaurant in Marion at about 3:20 p.m. CT for a casual meet-and-greet in the state that kicks off presidential voting.

The spotlight-attracting Christie, who is considered a potential 2016 presidential candidate, shook hands with just about everyone in the room, from waitresses to a baby girl whose mother was bonked by a cameraman’s equipment as reporters jostled for the best video footage.

As Christie made his way through the crowd, one man asked him if he backs the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing Hobby Lobby to restrict its offering of contraception insurance coverage.

“Do I support the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case? I do,” Christie said, according to a video posted Thursday evening by Democratic super PAC American Bridge on its YouTube channel.

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SOURCE: Jennifer Jacobs
The Des Moines Register