November 2, 2012 |
The two most famous Jersey Boys in America today are the stars of an unrequited-love story . Gov. Chris Christie, a gruff-talking Republican, is also one of Bruce Springsteen's most devoted lifelong fans despite The Boss' well-known liberal beliefs. This has made for some awkwardness between them at New Jersey events. Jeffrey Goldberg thoroughly documented Christie's unrequited Bruce affection in a piece in the Atlantic this summer , and it's actually kind of moving. The enthusiastic Christie will sing his heart out to "Thunder Road" at Springsteen shows, while The Boss has generally kept his distance from the outspoken conservative, sometimes passing right by him backstage with barely a greeting (though, reportedly, Springsteen has been friendly to Christie's children)
September 12, 2013 |
About 400 firefighters continued to battle a blaze along the New Jersey shore Thursday evening, with Gov. Chris Christie reporting that the blaze had destroyed some areas. Seaside Park -- a community about 80 miles south of New York City with a year-round population of about 2,200 -- was still recovering from the wrath of Superstorm Sandy when the fire began around 3:30 p.m., reportedly in an ice cream shop. Officials would not speculate on the cause of the fire, which swept northward along the boardwalk with the help of 40 mph wind gusts.
September 4, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Former California Gov. Gray Davis weighed in Tuesday on the cross-country feud between Jerry Brown and Chris Christie, predicting that Brown will easily best the New Jersey governor in a physical fitness contest. “I'm betting on Jerry Brown in his challenge because this guy runs every day -- I work out every day with weights but I can't do chin-ups. He can do chin-ups, he can do push-ups, I'm telling you Christie better go on a crash course because he's doomed for a distant second,” Davis said, standing outside the California delegation hotel on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention.
September 9, 2012 |
The cross-country spat between California Gov. Jerry Brown and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie briefly stepped back into the spotlight Sunday, with Brown reiterating his invitation for a gubernatorial gauntlet of physical challenges. Christie sparked the repartee between the two by calling Brown “an old retread” during the Republican National Convention, pointing out to California delegates that he was just 14 years old when Brown challenged incumbent Jimmy Carter in the 1980 Democratic presidential primary.
October 30, 2012 |
As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie surveyed the widespread damage Tuesday from the massive storm known as Sandy, 42-year-old Walter Patrickis of Belmar told him, “Governor, I lost everything.” Christie was in Belmar, a beach community in northern New Jersey, as part of a 4 1/2 hour helicopter tour of the state's coast, with the Associated Press providing coverage for all media. From the air, Sandy's punishment was clear. It was what Christie imagined last year when Hurricane Irene was bearing down on the coast and he famously told residents, "Get the hell off the beach.” STATE BY STATE: Snow piles up, beaches wash away Sandy has apparently trumped Irene.
November 4, 2012 |
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continued to express gratitude for the federal government's help at a televised news conference Sunday in Hoboken, N.J. With Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano at his side, Christie sent love to New Jersey residents for their recovery efforts and promised guff - “my type of gentle persuasion” - to utility companies to help the nearly 1 million customers in the state who still lack power, most in...
January 18, 2013 |
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose political hug of President Obama in the wake of Hurricane Sandy raised Republican hackles, has now criticized the National Rifle Assn. for the group's anti-gun control ad that referenced the president's two daughters. Considered a potential GOP national candidate in 2016, Christie on Thursday went after the NRA, which is part of the coalition that forms the GOP's conservative wing. The ad argues that because Obama's daughters have armed security, regular parents deserve the same treatment in the wake of last month's deadly rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
October 3, 2011 |
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie can't seem to escape continuing scrutiny about his possible plans to run for president in 2012-- or from continuing scrutiny of his size. Following recent public commentary on Christie's weight and how that may affect his chances should he run, the Obesity Society just issued a "Position on Recent Criticism of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. " That's right--now he has a formidable and highly respected organization in his corner, and they'd like everyone to back off. "The Obesity Society takes no position on Governor Christie's political philosophy or record in office," the statement reads.
October 9, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- New Jersey's Republican Gov. Chris Christie, running for reelection on a record of bipartisan accomplishment, visited the epicenter of political gridlock Wednesday, huddling with GOP senators at the U.S. Capitol. Christie traveled to Washington just one day after he increased speculation about his national ambitions with a remark during a debate with his Democratic challenger. "I can walk and chew gum at the same time," Christie said when asked whether he might run for president while serving a second term as governor.
June 19, 2013 |
Chris Christie might have committed political suicide Tuesday. Luckily the members of his audience were all well under voting age. While admitting “is not the smartest thing for the governor of New Jersey to be,” Christie told a group of students at a school in central New Jersey his favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys. His announcement was met with a resounding chorus of boos, with maybe a few cheers scattered in there. The Cowboys are NFC East division rivals of the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles, both of which have large fan bases in New Jersey.