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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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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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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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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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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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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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January 21, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
NEWARK -- In what must be a welcome distraction from the news of the past week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kicked off a long day of inauguration events Tuesday morning with a high-energy prayer service in a Baptist church in Newark where a priest, a rabbi and a pastor gave prayers for his next term. Supporters and students from a charter school braved the cold to line the pews of the New Hope Baptist Church, a brick building with red carpets and pews, and watched Christie, a Catholic, and his wife and family clap along to a 50-member church choir and bow their heads in prayer.  The day will be a busy one for Christie, if one he hopes will be a distraction from days of controversy over accusations of bullying and political payback.
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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.
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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....
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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.
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