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October 2, 2011 | By Katherine Skiba
None of the guests on Sunday's morning talk shows could say whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will give it a go and make a bid for the GOP presidential nomination. Sen. John McCain of Arizona said that although Christie would be a “very viable candidate,” he would be “starting from way behind in fundraising and organization and other areas.” McCain, the Republican nominee in 2008, sounded another note of caution. “The swimming pool looks a lot better until you jump right in,” he said.
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February 20, 2014 | By Joseph Tanfani
PORT MONMOUTH, N.J. - Perhaps borrowing a bit of stagecraft from his idol,  Bruce Springsteen, Gov. Chris Christie let a 3-year-old girl ask the last question at a town hall meeting Thursday. “Our house is still broken,” said Nicole Brier, one of the many in the packed VFW Hall here whose home was damaged in Superstorm Sandy - and who are still waiting, with increasing anger, for state aid to come through. “I understand your frustration,” Christie said. “I feel it myself.
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December 1, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
As Mitt Romney increasingly mixes it up with his primary rivals, he's unleashing Chris Christie to help take on the competition. The New Jersey governor was on the campaign trail for Romney in Florida on Thursday, and had some choice words for his new chief antagonist in the GOP race, Newt Gingrich. "Speaker Gingrich has never run anything," Christie said when asked to compare the two candidates, according to FLDemocracy2012.com , a Scripps Media project. "He's been a legislator.
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August 28, 2012 | By James Rainey, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
TAMPA, Fla. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who many Republicans had hoped would jump into the race for president, will instead give the first big political speech of the Republican National Convention, Tuesday night in prime time. New Jersey native Mike Memoli, a political writer in the Times' Washington Bureau, will join me, your Politics Now blog host Jim Rainey, in a Google+ Hangout discussion about what to expect from Christie. Keynote speeches like the one Christie will deliver can be important introductions for politicians who have ambitions on the national stage.
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October 11, 2011 | By Maeve Reston and Michael A. Memoli
Chris Christie expects to be "very, very active" on behalf of Mitt Romney's campaign now that he's endorsed him, the New Jersey governor said Tuesday. "I've told Governor Romney, I don't need a title, I don't need anything else. I'm here to help. And so when he needs help, they should pick up the phone and ask," Christie told reporters on a conference call just hours after appearing with the former Massachusetts governor. Russ Schriefer, one of Romney's senior strategists and a media consultant and strategist for Christie's gubernatorial campaign, said Christie would be one of the campaign's "top surrogates" and "an advisor and sounding board" for Romney and his team.
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December 7, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
America needs to "up our game"? President Obama is still "on the bench," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie argued Wednesday. Christie leveled a blistering critique of the president as a failed leader in his luncheon remarks at the Republican Jewish Coalition's candidate forum in Washington. It's not that he objected to Obama's major address in Kansas Tuesday. In fact, he said he thought it was a fine message for the times. The problem was the messenger. Christie zeroed in on a single line, in which Obama said that America needed to "meet the moment.
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July 28, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
Famously overweight New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was hospitalized Thursday morning after having trouble breathing.  When his EKG, blood work and chest X-ray came back normal, doctors at the Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, N.J., diagnosed an asthma attack. The rising Republican star has spoken often about his struggles with his weight, even telling CNN talk show host Piers Morgan that he felt "guilty" about it, the Los Angeles Times reported.  He has also talked publicly about living with asthma.  The subject comes up often when he's stumping about healthcare.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the fiscal conservative cites the cost of his asthma medication when expounding on the "generosity of the state health care plan.
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October 4, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday definitively ruled out a presidential bid, saying the time was not right for him to run for national office. "I have a commitment to New Jersey that I will not abandon," the Republican governor said. For months, Christie had insisted that he would not run for president, saying among other things that he did not think he was ready to step into the office. But he found himself under new pressure in recent weeks as Republicans surveyed the field of announced candidates and still found it lacking.
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January 24, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
In election cycles past, losing presidential candidates have been content to fade into the background, avoiding interviews and sidestepping questions about pressing political matters. But that has not been the case with 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who seemed to pop up everywhere from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to “The Rachael Ray Show” last fall as he promoted his wife's cookbook , and resurfaced again this month as Netflix released a new documentary about his two presidential campaigns.
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August 27, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ripped California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, saying that the state's voters should have elected Meg Whitman but instead went with a “retread” who is failing to lead. “California made the bad choice by going with an old retread," Christie told California's delegation to the Republican National Convention, a crowd that lapped up his message. “Let me tell you this - I cannot believe you people elected Jerry Brown over Meg Whitman.
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