Chris Christie accuses 'Bridgegate' panel of playing politics
September 18th, 2014
02:59 PM ET
2 days ago

Chris Christie accuses 'Bridgegate' panel of playing politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had harsh words Thursday for the committee investigating allegations of abuse of power and the orchestrated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, known to many as the "Bridgegate" scandal.

"It's absolutely not true and it is a completely, a completely partisan act to be doing the leaking that they are doing," he said in response to a reporter's question about claims that his lawyers would not hand over certain documents, citing executive privilege.

The governor lambasted Democratic New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski, co-chairman of the Select Committee on Investigation, saying he wanted to keep his name in the newspapers and his face on TV.

"We have fully cooperated, absolutely fully cooperated with them, and I am really growing tired of him," Christie said at a news conference in Trenton, New Jersey.

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Christie on Ferguson: Not going to generalize ‘against law enforcement officers’
August 18th, 2014
01:30 PM ET
1 month ago

Christie on Ferguson: Not going to generalize ‘against law enforcement officers’

(CNN) – Asked if there was a general problem in the United States with the way police deal with young African-American men, Gov. Chris Christie argued people shouldn’t be quick “to make generalizations.”

“Whatever happened in Ferguson, we have a justice system in this country that will be able to make that judgment, and if there are people who need to be held accountable, I'm confident they will be,” the New Jersey Republican said in a response to a question by WNYC’s Matt Katz.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Missouri • Rand Paul
Christie dances in the Hamptons
August 18th, 2014
08:29 AM ET
1 month ago

Christie dances in the Hamptons

(CNN) – He's back on the dance floor.

Two months after Gov. Chris Christie showed off his moves on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, the New Jersey Republican was swinging his hips again this weekend, this time in the Hamptons with a roomful of celebrities.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie
August 13th, 2014
05:42 PM ET
1 month ago

Christie touts conservative chops in Alabama

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican governor from the blue state of New Jersey, argued Wednesday that he's more conservative than people from the South may think.

Asked by reporters in Birmingham what Alabama voters may find surprising about him, Christie suggested there's a common misconception about his ideology.

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Filed under: 2016 • Alabama • Chris Christie • Mississippi • RGA
Challenge accepted: Chris Christie gets doused in ice water
August 13th, 2014
08:05 AM ET
1 month 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.

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August 12th, 2014
05:33 PM ET
1 month ago

Rand Paul on Chris Christie in one word: 'Bridges'

(CNN) - They're at it again.

Rand Paul was asked in a recent interview to name one word when he thinks of fellow Republican Chris Christie.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Rand Paul
Chris Christie off to Mexico next month
August 7th, 2014
01:59 PM ET
1 month ago

Chris Christie off to Mexico next month

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will travel to Mexico next month to meet with the country's new president, his office announced Thursday.

The trip will focus on building economic relationships and is set to weave in cultural experiences, as well.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Poll: Clinton tops Christie in his home state
August 6th, 2014
08:27 AM ET
2 months ago

Poll: Clinton tops Christie in his home state

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton is beating New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on his own turf, a new poll finds.

Fifty percent of New Jersey voters - who reelected Christie in 2013 - said they would vote for Clinton over Christie if the presidential election was held today, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday. Forty-two percent of voters said they would pick the New Jersey governor.

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First on CNN: Romney and Christie teaming up for GOP fundraiser
August 4th, 2014
11:24 AM ET
2 months ago

First on CNN: Romney and Christie teaming up for GOP fundraiser

Washington (CNN) — Mitt Romney is Jersey bound.

The former Republican presidential nominee will team up with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for a fundraiser benefiting the New Jersey Republican Party next month, sources familiar with the plans told CNN.

The event is billed as a birthday celebration for Christie, who turns 52 next month.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Mitt Romney • New Jersey
Who said it — Christie or Paul?
August 1st, 2014
04:59 PM ET
2 months ago

On some issues, Paul and Christie sound a lot alike

Washington (CNN) – It's been a year since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky started taking jabs at each other, staking out their ideological territory within the Republican Party.

But the two potential presidential contenders have also been singing the same tune on a few issues as they get closer to 2016.

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