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Former Little Leaguer Works the Phone Banks for Coach Christie in New Hampshire: 'He's Not Changed Whatsoever


"Hey listen, you screwed up, this is how to do it the right way."

Supporters applaud as Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes a question at a town hall-style campaign event at Hampton Academy, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Hampton, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

BEDFORD, N.H. — Chris Christie is getting a boost in New Hampshire from a kid he used to coach in Little League.

Drew Jacobs, a 21-year-old Boston College senior, drove up to the Granite State with two of his college buddies to work the phone bank for the New Jersey governor Tuesday.

"I figured we're really close up in Boston, so why not give back a couple hours here and there for something I believe in?" Jacobs told TheBlaze at Christie's New Hampshire headquarters.

Jacobs played for Christie's team, the Mendham Minutemen, as a 9- to 12-year-old, he said.

Even back then, the 2016 presidential candidate didn't hesitate to tell it like it is, he said.

"The exact same thing you see up there [is who he is], he's not changed whatsoever," Jacobs said. "You make a great play, he's going to give you a big hug and he'll tell you how well you did — not so good of a play, he'll be the first to be out there and say, 'Hey listen, you screwed up, this is how to do it the right way.'"

But Christie's "phenomenal" coaching didn't stick — Jacobs ended up being more of a basketball player, he said.

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