November 1st, 2013
04:14 PM ET
9 months ago

Report: Ethics troubles complicated Christie's chances for 2012 ticket

Washington (CNN) - Ethics troubles complicated New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's chances of becoming Mitt Romney's running mate last year, The New York Times reports is in an upcoming chronicle of the 2012 presidential campaign.

The Times reported that too many questions remained after Christie completed the vetting process and Romney had lingering concerns.

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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • Mitt Romney
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  1. the hippies were right

    Aren't you over a year late with this coverage?

    November 1, 2013 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  2. Data Driven

    With both gun control and TSA in political news on a regular basis, I find it a little mystifying that the Ticker won't cover the tragic deaths at LAX today.

    But, fine, Christie–at least it's not more anti-ACA spam, like all the other pieces today ...

    November 1, 2013 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    High travel expenses. Reminds me of that new helicopter Christie bought for himself as the new governer of NJ. It looks to the same type of helicopter used by the POTUS, Marine One. Christie was accused of using it for personal trips, like to his kid's soccer games.

    November 1, 2013 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    "The highly anticipated book about the presidential election by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, is expected to be a juicy tell-all about the inner-workings of the presidential campaign."

    Not my cup of tea. Sorry, Mr. Halperin and Mr. Heilemann. There is way too much gossip in journalism as it is. I am not interested in adding further to the gossip rags.

    November 1, 2013 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  5. just asking

    who believes anything reported in the this rag anymore? it is nothing more than a leftist run newspaper than attacks everybody that isn't a leftist. hopefully they will go out of business soon.

    November 1, 2013 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  6. Tampa Tim

    Ethics questions certainly didn't stop Mittens from putting Ayn Ryan on the ticket. After completing the vetting process, the American people elected President Obama.

    November 1, 2013 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  7. smith

    Christie may very well be the next president of the US of A. He`s the only logical choice the GOP has. IMO he is the only one with a shot of beating Hil-dogg Clinton.

    November 1, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  8. Gurgyl

    Let us watch WH kitchen, first. Criss has no chance. Hillary16.

    November 1, 2013 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  9. ThinkAgain: The GOP owes our nation $24 billion

    Unrelated, but I've found that when you post on the CNN blogs, the nuts really come out of the woodwork ...

    In regard to the attack today at LAX, I have a quick question for all you Benghazi teatrolls: Will you accuse the authorities of a cover up when the information they are providing inevitably changes as more facts are learner? Or will you make the reasonable accommodation that when an unexpected, violent attack occurs, there is initial confusion and inaccurate information being reported?

    Just wondering ...

    November 1, 2013 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  10. ThinkAgain: The GOP owes our nation $24 billion

    I honestly don't think Christie would survive the stress and grind of a lengthy, national campaign. He's just too unfit. Had the bariatric bypass surgery and doesn't seem to have lost much weight ...

    November 1, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  11. ThinkAgain: The GOP owes our nation $24 billion

    @just asking: "who believes anything reported in the this rag anymore? it is nothing more than a leftist run newspaper than attacks everybody that isn't a leftist. hopefully they will go out of business soon."

    Then how do you explain all the recent articles about the problematic Obamacare website rollout?

    You really don't know how to think, do you?

    November 1, 2013 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  12. The Democrates owe our nation $174 Billion dollars for their website

    A politician with questionable ethics.... NOOOOOO

    November 1, 2013 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    I bet Gov. Christie is glad he was not picked because he would be a loser too. Romney talking about ethics give me a break.

    November 1, 2013 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  14. Thomas

    I read in the Inquirer the reason was they didn't look good together !

    November 2, 2013 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  15. Dianne

    Seems to me. Republican has become synonymous with Bully. At least the ones in congress. How can we teach our children not to bully when this is the example of how to get what you want?!

    November 2, 2013 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  16. Ron -IN

    The potential ethics problems are one concern. I think IF Governor Christie decides to run for President he will lose SOUNDLY! Why? His disposition toward persons bold enough to ask him tough questions is a combination of rude and condescending. America doesn't have a problem with that when it is a 10 second sound bite every two or three months. But once you run for President...WELCOME to the BIG LEAGUES. Most Americans will find it annoying and bratty.

    November 2, 2013 11:09 am at 11:09 am |