June 2, 2011 |
As he defended his use of a state helicopter to meet with Republican donors urging him to run for president, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie repeated what he told the group on Tuesday: count me out. Speaking with reporters at a news conference in Denville, N.J., on Thursday, Christie denied a report quoting one of the donors saying that the governor did not entirely rule out running in 2012. "I didn't kick them out of the house before they ate -- maybe that's what he considers leaving the door open," Christie joked.
December 7, 2011 |
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.
October 11, 2011 |
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.
October 4, 2011 |
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.
July 28, 2011 |
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.
August 27, 2012 |
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.
September 27, 2011 |
The clamor for Chris Christie to enter the Republican presidential race is again clanging like a church bell among some sectors of the party - and while the New Jersey governor maintains he's not getting in, his schedule suggests that he is, at the very least, keeping his options open. Christie will be in Southern California on Tuesday speaking at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, an address that will be closely watched by those looking for signs that he's considering a run. He'll also be raising money, appearing at events in Santa Ana, Beverly Hills and at the home of new Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Meg Whitman.
August 28, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may quickly win over many in the national television audience with his gruff, everyman persona and sharp critiques of a staggering economy when he delivers the keynote speech at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night. But it is Christie's other profile - his substantial physical one - that undoubtedly will make the first major impression on millions of television viewers. Christie is bigger than any other major national political figure in recent memory.
September 28, 2011 |
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.
October 12, 2011 |
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.