Challenge accepted: Chris Christie gets doused in ice water
August 13th, 2014
08:05 AM ET
2 months ago

Challenge accepted: Chris Christie gets doused in ice water

(CNN) – Wearing a t-shirt and shorts, Gov. Chris Christie accepted the increasingly popular Ice Bucket Challenge and let his two youngest kids dump a large pail of water on the New Jersey Republican.

In a video posted on Facebook Tuesday night, Christie said he was nominated by Scott O'Neill of the New Jersey Devils. In return, he challenged Sen. Cory Booker, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and NBC’s “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon.

His children, Patrick and Bridget, stood on a table near Christie before overturning a large bucket of water on his head.

The campaign, spreading rapidly on social media, aims to raise money and awareness for research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – or Lou Gehrig's disease. Started by Pete Frates, who has lived with ALS since 2012, and his family, the campaign asks participants to dump a bucket of ice water on their head and then nominate their friends to do the same.

Those friends have the opportunity to follow their friend or donate $100 to ALS awareness. Using the #IceBucketChallenge, the campaign has garnered national attention, with celebrities and athletes taking the challenge.

Other politician have jumped on the ice bucket bandwagon, including former Sen. Scott Brown and Rep. Joe Kennedy.

President Obama declined to do the challenge and pledged to donate money to an ALS charity instead.

CNN’s Dan Merica contributed to this report.


Filed under: Chris Christie
soundoff (64 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Like I said their MSM. Which is how they are able to lie through their teeth. Now all of a sudden the GOP doesn't want to impeach the POTUS. Too frackalacking funny. Their deception knows no limits. It's like they're saying please let us take over the Senate and we promise not to impeach Obama.
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    Tee-hee. That's exactly what most of the one's already in office are saying, except when they go home to their districts.

    How come we're not seeing any of the usual video clips and sound bites of House Republican members conducting town hall meetings with their constituents? Republicans have been telling us what the mood of the people is, yet they won't show us. Republicans have been saying that they're not talking up impeachment, yet they won't show us their town hall meetings. I think some of these Republicans are lying to us. I think they are promising voters impeachment.

    August 13, 2014 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I say go ahead and attempt to impeach this President!
    And when you fail at that sue him!
    And when you crap out with that, well, you can always try and crucify him.
    I'll just sit here and watch his poll numbers go through the roof.
    Bunch of useless terrorists.

    August 13, 2014 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  3. Ol' Yeller

    Of ALL the people I could imagine in a wet t-shirt having ice cold water dumped on them, CNN pulls one off my Top 3 List of people I would NOT wish to see in a wet t-shirt having ice cold water dumped on them...

    I threw up a little in my mouth.

    August 13, 2014 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  4. salty dog

    Governor Snyder has been caught several times, sending in people undercover, and when caught he says he had nothing to do with it, sound familiar? And the righties attempt to play it down saying, their side does it to, to which he was questioned, when and where, too funny. If you fail to see the Republihcans for the unethical, no morals low life's they are, you don't want to. The Christian conservatives, the ones trying to suppress your vote, cut off the needy, and hungry, ignore every single issue americans want action on, is that what you support, why?

    August 13, 2014 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  5. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Ol' Yeller says:
    August 13, 2014 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm
    Of ALL the people I could imagine in a wet t-shirt having ice cold water dumped on them, CNN pulls one off my Top 3 List of people I would NOT wish to see in a wet t-shirt having ice cold water dumped on them…

    I threw up a little in my mouth.

    You know you are one of my favorite people here!!! 😍😍😍

    August 13, 2014 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  6. salty dog

    Ole yeller, I've been avoiding that visual all day, nauseating indeed.

    August 13, 2014 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Ol' Yeller says:
    August 13, 2014 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm
    Of ALL the people I could imagine in a wet t-shirt having ice cold water dumped on them, CNN pulls one off my Top 3 List of people I would NOT wish to see in a wet t-shirt having ice cold water dumped on them…

    I threw up a little in my mouth.

    You know you are one of my favorite people here!!!
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    Let me co-sign that WUP!

    August 13, 2014 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  8. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    salty dog says:
    August 13, 2014 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm
    Governor Snyder has been caught several times, sending in people undercover, and when caught he says he had nothing to do with it, sound familiar? And the righties attempt to play it down saying, their side does it to, to which he was questioned, when and where, too funny. If you fail to see the Republihcans for the unethical, no morals low life’s they are, you don’t want to. The Christian conservatives, the ones trying to suppress your vote, cut off the needy, and hungry, ignore every single issue americans want action on, is that what you support, why?

    Salty, have you seen the ads stating that Mark Schauer is going to raise our taxes and ship jobs overseas? Boy the Kocks are definitely busy in MI trying to get their puppet Snyder reelected and trying to get that Terry Lynn Land broad elected. Everytime I see one of those ads I change stations. Fox and ABC are running them all day.

    August 13, 2014 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  9. salty dog

    A truly traumatizing visual, thanks!

    August 13, 2014 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  10. salty dog

    Its like Janet Reno, and Madeleine Albright doing the sports illustrated swimsuit photo shoot, yikes! How is that visual eh, nice huh?

    August 13, 2014 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  11. salty dog

    Yes, they make me sick, and I too cannot watch them. With 97 laws passed in a lame duck session, I'm amazed at the small government BS they're still pitching in their ads. They really do fish the bottom of the pond.

    August 13, 2014 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    "I can't believe they get away with such bare faced lies."

    Hehe...I can. The MSM keeps you watching, clicking and engaged by keeping you agitated. The easiest way to do that is create false equivalence so that both "sides" are on a level enough playing field that nontroversy can blossom. Correcting bare faced lies...heck, even using the "L" word...is anathema to the ratings gods and their advertising industry clergy. Ad revenue controls the whole thing from top to bottom, not a sense of journalistic ethics and integrity, and the result is careful narrative fabrication and manufactured "truth."

    August 13, 2014 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  13. salty dog

    And on that subject, I am truly frightened by the though of the Koch brothers making upwards of a hundred billion on land they bought: once the keystone goes through, how bad will it be then, the efforts they put into legislating unions out of business, and the absolute control they have already, I just don't know, very concerning

    August 13, 2014 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  14. salty dog

    And we have all seen, right here the effectiveness of those efforts, tom l.,,he's not stupid, but sincerely believed that their increased wealth poses no threat to our democracy, absolutely no offense meant by that, my point is, the more money they spend, the less truth you get, which leads to naive perspectives from otherwise intelligent people.

    August 13, 2014 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  15. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    salty dog says:
    August 13, 2014 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm
    Yes, they make me sick, and I too cannot watch them. With 97 laws passed in a lame duck session, I’m amazed at the small government BS they’re still pitching in their ads. They really do fish the bottom of the pond.

    True. And if the government is so bad why do they want to be a part of it so badly??? If it's so evil and broken? And why is government only broken when there's a Democrat in the WH?

    On another note. Did you guys get a lot of rain Monday? I was on a bus that filled up with water when we went down a hill. Talk about scary!!!!😁😳😁😳

    August 13, 2014 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  16. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Breaching whale...?

    August 13, 2014 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  17. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Good for you, Chris... A good cause, regardless of how one approaches it, dollars or buckets. It would be nice if others chilled for a while, too...

    August 13, 2014 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  18. salty dog

    It rained lightly for a few hours, I'm 70 miles east of Detroit, seen some footage though, pretty bad?

    August 13, 2014 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  19. salty dog

    make that west, my bad, I'm American!

    August 13, 2014 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  20. Marie MD

    Good cause, wrong guy. He's in hot water though.
    @salty dog, at home we got 3-1/2" of rain. BWI received over 6". Could have been worse. It could have been a 30"+ snow blizzard and we would have been trapped for days,

    August 13, 2014 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  21. Marie MD

    Oops, I feel so perry. The rain mount were for wake up people.

    August 13, 2014 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  22. Ol' Yeller

    @salty dog

    "And we have all seen, right here the effectiveness of those efforts, tom l.,,he's not stupid, but sincerely believed that their increased wealth poses no threat to our democracy, absolutely no offense meant by that, my point is, the more money they spend, the less truth you get, which leads to naive perspectives from otherwise intelligent people."

    I agree, but am sure that tom I will argue that free market adjustments will correct that given time....

    And thanks to all for the kind words.... my posts all come from the heart (if not my cheek... given my tongue hasn't taken up too much room).

    August 13, 2014 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  23. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Could have been worse. It could have been a 30"+ snow blizzard and we would have been trapped for days"

    Oh, ouch. Blizzard talk in August is not allowed, Marie. ; )

    August 13, 2014 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  24. Lynda/Minnesota

    Uh-oh ... my winking happy face icon has disappeared. Again.

    August 13, 2014 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  25. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Thanks, Salty... I was a little worried. Was quite sure the Erie was a drink water lake...

    August 13, 2014 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
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