Christie now says he supports Hobby Lobby ruling
July 17th, 2014
08:47 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie now says he supports Hobby Lobby ruling

(CNN) - After first declining to take a position on the decision earlier this month, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday he backs the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby in its case against Obamacare.

Asked about his thoughts on the case at a campaign stop in Iowa, Christie unveiled his support.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Iowa • Supreme Court
July 17th, 2014
08:00 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie: N.J. may consider housing kids from southern border influx

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blamed the Obama administration for the influx of immigrant children at the southern border, but didn't rule out the prospect of accepting children in New Jersey on a case-by-case basis.

"I have great empathy for that situation, but frankly the administration has done an awful job in securing our border, and they need to do that," Christie told reporters in Marion, Iowa, where he campaigned for incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Immigration • Iowa
N.J. bridge committee hears from top Christie staffer
July 17th, 2014
03:52 PM ET
5 months ago

N.J. bridge committee hears from top Christie staffer

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie's incoming chief of staff on Thursday became the fifth current or former member of the New Jersey governor's staff to go before a state legislative committee that's investigating lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last year.

The hearing came amid questions about whether the bipartisan panel, comprised of eight Democrats and four Republicans, should even proceed with its work.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
2016 hovers over Christie Iowa trip
July 17th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
5 months ago

2016 hovers over Christie Iowa trip

(CNN) - Chris Christie's jam packed swing through Iowa on Thursday is advertised as being all about the 2014 midterm elections.

But the visit by the Republican governor of New Jersey and potential GOP presidential contender has plenty of 2016 implications, as Christie tries to get beyond the bridge controversy back home in the Garden State that's diminished his political standing.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Chris Christie • Iowa • Terry Branstad
Christie finds himself between 'The Rock' and a hard place
July 16th, 2014
01:23 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie finds himself between 'The Rock' and a hard place

(CNN) – Aiming to promote state pension reform while having a little fun, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie released a flashy faux movie trailer – and then abruptly yanked it just hours after its YouTube debut on Tuesday.

When asked by CNN's Jake Tapper why it was inexplicably removed, a spokesperson for Christie joked, "it was too much pain for The Rock."

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Filed under: Chris Christie
July 15th, 2014
08:44 AM ET
5 months ago

Christie comes under attack as he heads to Iowa

(CNN) - Two days before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heads to Iowa, a conservative group is launching digital ads that slam the potential 2016 Republican presidential contender over his Garden State record on judicial nominations.

A top Christie adviser defended the governor's record and criticized the group.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Chris Christie • Iowa
Poll: New Hampshire GOP still split, Hillary the favorite for Dems
July 10th, 2014
08:15 PM ET
5 months ago

Poll: New Hampshire GOP still split, Hillary the favorite for Dems

(CNN) - It's a mixed bag for a Republican 2016 favorite in New Hampshire, according to a new survey of registered voters in the state.

The WMUR Granite State poll also indicates Hillary Clinton leading the potential Democratic presidential pack but her popularity has fallen slightly over the past few months.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Elizabeth Warren • Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden • Mike Huckabee • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Rand Paul
Chris Christie: The $60 million man
July 10th, 2014
12:08 AM ET
6 months ago

Chris Christie: The $60 million man

Updated at 9:15am ET

Washington (CNN) – It appears the George Washington Bridge controversy New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's dealing with this year back in the Garden State hasn't affected his standing as one of the GOP's most potent fundraising rainmakers.

The Republican Governors Association announced Thursday that it's raised $60 million since Christie was elected chairman of the organization last November.

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2016 Watch: Christie back to N.H.
July 9th, 2014
10:54 AM ET
6 months ago

2016 Watch: Christie back to N.H.

(CNN) - Chris Christie's headed back to New Hampshire, again.

The New Jersey governor and chairman of the Republican Governors Association will headline a fundraiser for the Granite State's GOP at the end of July. For the possible 2016 Republican presidential contender, it's the second straight month he'll visit New Hampshire, which holds the first primary in the race for the White House.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • New Hampshire
Christie vetoes bill to limit gun magazine capacity
July 3rd, 2014
12:50 PM ET
6 months ago

Christie vetoes bill to limit gun magazine capacity

(CNN) - Pushing back against gun control advocates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill Wednesday that would reduce ammunition magazine limits from 15 rounds to 10 rounds.

Explaining his decision, the Republican governor bristled at the argument that reducing the legal maximum would spare lives in a mass shooting.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Gun control • Gun rights • New Jersey
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