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Poll: Christie is Republicans' third choice to run for president

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Gov. Chris Christie is the third most popular choice to run for president in 2016 among Republicans, according to a new national poll released today by Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Behind Christie's decision to take over Camden's schools

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A month ago, Gov. Christie's senior staff members laid out the pros and cons of taking over New Jersey's worst-performing school district: Camden. Christie sat alone in his office afterward and came to two conclusions. First, "enough is enough." He had heard calls for a state takeover when he campaigned in 2009 in Camden; his education commissioner, Chris Cerf, had long advocated the move. "Enough waiting, enough excuses, enough of the blame game," Christie recalled thinking.


FiveThirtyEight: Christie’s Honeymoon With Conservatives Is Over

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...Mr. Christie’s failure to be invited is not a mere oversight; virtually every other prominent Republican who might be a plausible nominee in 2016 has been asked to participate.


New Jersey Governor Christie snubbed by conservative conference

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The most popular Republican governor in the United States has not been invited to the country's most important gathering for conservative activists, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.


Christie: NRA ad with Obama daughters 'reprehensible'

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted the NRA for an ad mentioning President Obama's daughters, calling it "reprehensible." "I think it's awful to bring public figures' children into the political debate. They don't deserve to be there," the Republican said at a Trenton news conference. "For any of us who are public figures, you see that kind of ad and you cringe."


Booker Won’t Run for Governor, but Eyes Senate Bid

Mayor Cory Booker of Newark was viewed by many as a rising political star but his chances of unseating Gov. Chris Christie were daunting.


NJ Gov. Christie: My weight no bar to presidency

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is "more than a little" overweight - but fit enough to be in the White House. The Republican governor was asked about his weight problem during an interview with Barbara Walters for her "10 Most Fascinating People" special Wednesday night on ABC.


AP sources: Christie files to seek re-election

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has filed papers to seek re-election next year, while enjoying a popularity surge due to his hands-on response to Superstorm Sandy, the worst natural disaster in state history....


Experts question order allowing immediate reconstruction of N.J. infrastructure that failed during Sandy

...Throughout the week, Gov. Chris Christie and state officials ramped up rhetoric about the need to rebuild the New Jersey shore smarter and stronger in the wake of the storm. But at the same time, an order was signed that temporarily waives permitting requirements, allowing for the immediate reconstruction of the public infrastructure that failed and washed away in the storm’s path.


Video: The real Christie on 'SNL's' fake news

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears on the "Weekend Update" on "Saturday Night Live."


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