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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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NEWS
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.
NATIONAL
August 17, 2013 | By Benjamin Mueller
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday asked for changes in a medical marijuana bill to to ease access to the drug for ill children. Christie signaled that he would sign the bill if the Legislature changed it to stipulate that edible forms of marijuana would be available only to qualified minors, and that a pediatrician and psychiatrist had to approve a child's prescription. “Today, I am making common sense recommendations to this legislation to ensure sick children receive the treatment their parents prefer, while maintaining appropriate safeguards,” Christie said in a statement.
NEWS
January 9, 2014 | By Morgan Little
The so-called “Bridgegate” scandal blew up Wednesday, with documents providing evidence that top aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were involved in the closure of multiple lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge. Christie says he knew nothing of the communications in question , which involved deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly telling David Wildstein, a Port Authority official and Christie appointee, that it was “time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.” Kelly was fired from her post Thursday, and longtime member of Christie's inner circle, Bill Sepien, has been recommended to withdraw his candidacy for New Jersey Republican Party chairman as a result of the exposed conversations.
NEWS
October 12, 2011 | By Michael Muskal
When Mitt Romney picked up the support of Chris Christie, the question was just how much a big political hug from the governor of New Jersey was worth. Two polls released Wednesday say that Christie's approval rating is on the rise - at least in the Garden State, which in recent presidential races has gone to the Democrats. Christie, who flirted with a late-starting presidential run before announcing that he still had no plans to run this cycle, endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Tuesday.
NEWS
September 28, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
Right now, it's not easy being Mitt Romney. Every time he turns around, conservatives are looking for someone new to embrace, someone Who Isn't Him.  This week, following Texas Gov. Rick Perry's partial implosion at the Orlando, Fla., GOP debate, the hot ticket is Chris Christie. On Wednesday, Romney had his game face on when asked about Christie, who continues to deny he's running even as calls for such a candidacy from some in the Republican establishment grow louder and louder.
NEWS
October 10, 2013 | By Mark Z. Barabak
Dancing around an obvious question, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie showed some rather deft footwork earlier this week. In a debate Tuesday night against his overmatched Democratic opponent, state Sen. Barbara Buono, the Republican faced the inevitable query about his ambitions beyond winning reelection to a second term in November. As in: What about that all-but-declared bid for president in 2016? “I can walk and chew gum at the same time,” Christie said. “I can do this job and also deal with my future.
NEWS
May 7, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who recently described himself as “the healthiest fat guy you've ever seen,” revealed Tuesday that he's taken a major step toward slimming down. The Republican told the New York Post that he underwent lap-band stomach surgery over the Presidents Day holiday -- auspicious timing given that news of the procedure is seen as the latest indication that he's eyeing a White House run in 2016. Christie, however, denied that the procedure had any political implications, saying the decision was made after pleas from his family to shape up after a milestone birthday.
NEWS
January 8, 2012 | By Maeve Reston and Michael A. Memoli
On Sunday night in Exeter, it was official: There just might be no politician in America better at shouting down protesters than Chris Christie.   Turning out a crowd of hundreds at Exeter High School for a Mitt Romney rally just two days before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, the New Jersey governor drowned out a pack of Occupy Wall Street protesters who piped up at various points with chants of "Mitt kills jobs" and "Christie kills jobs....
NEWS
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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