(CNN) - Thanks to a special partnership with Facebook, CNN looked into who is getting America talking. Measuring the total number of mentions by name on Facebook from the last 24 hours, we ranked a list of the top ten states talking about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Facebook.
Washington (CNN) – In an interview with CNN, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio downplayed Wednesday any national takeaways from GOP Gov. Chris Christie's crushing victory in the blue state of New Jersey and Republican Ken Cuccinelli's loss in Virginia, saying what happened in Tuesday's elections carry little implications for the future of the GOP.
"I think we need to understand that some of these races don't apply to future races. Every race is different–it has a different set of factors–but I congratulate (Christie) on his win," he told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.
(CNN) - Chris Christie's re-election speech Tuesday night sounded like something more, as the Republican governor of New Jersey with national aspirations touted his bipartisan successes and railed at the partisan gridlock in the nation's capital.
"It wasn't an acceptance speech, that was an announcement speech," said CNN contributor Alex Castellanos, a Republican strategist and veteran of numerous GOP campaigns.
(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul labeled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie a "moderate" on Tuesday, hours after the governor described himself as a "conservative."
"I think the Republican Party is a big party, and we need moderates like Chris Christie who can win in New Jersey," Paul said on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.
(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has won four more years leading the Garden State, CNN projects, defeating Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono in the state's gubernatorial race.
Christie's victory became a forgone conclusion long before polls closed in New Jersey, as public opinion polls for months have indicated the tough-talking Republican headliner was far ahead of his Democratic challenger.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Chris Christie's re-election as New Jersey governor was never in doubt.
But the big questions heading into Tuesday's gubernatorial election were how large a victory the high-profile Republican with national aspirations would capture against state Sen. Barbara Buono, his little-known Democratic challenger, and how Christie would perform with voters who tend to cast ballots for Democrats.
(CNN) – CNN projects incumbent New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, will easily win re-election, defeating Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono.
Here are results of CNN's early exit polls conducted on Tuesday in New Jersey and Virginia:
How do Virginia and New Jersey voters feel about the economy? Not great. In both states, 87% of voters are worried about the direction of the economy. And in New Jersey, nearly six in 10 voters think the economy is either not so good or poor.
Watch "The Lead with Jake Tapper" at 4 p.m. ET for our exclusive, sit-down interview with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Sayreville, New Jersey (CNN) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney called him immediately when news broke that someone had leaked details about last year's vice presidential vetting process.
"Mitt called me right away, and I could tell he was really embarrassed and outraged about it," Christie said Tuesday in an exclusive interview with CNN anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper.FULL STORY
New Jersey (CNN) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie touted his conservative credentials on Election Day 2013, and dished out some bipartisan criticism saying the Republican Party needs to focus on winning elections, and slamming President Barack Obama for the mixed messages on the new health care law.
"I think the party cares more about winning the argument than winning the election, and if you don't win elections you can't govern," Christie said in an exclusive interview with CNN anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper.FULL STORY