(CNN) – In the wake of ongoing controversies, Gov. Chris Christie's losing ground to a potential 2016 Democratic presidential opponent and to possible GOP rivals, according to a new national poll.
A Quinnipiac University survey also indicates that Christie's standing among voters has dropped, as the Republican Governor from New Jersey has faced multiple controversies the past two weeks, including investigations of the closing of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, allegedly carried out by top Christie aides as punishment for a New Jersey mayor who didn't endorse Christie's 2013 re-election.
(CNN) - The New Jersey state Assembly and Senate will announce Tuesday that the two legislative bodies will form one committee to investigate allegations that Gov. Chris Christie's administration engaged in abuse of power, sources told CNN's Dana Bash and Shimon Prokupecz.
Both houses already had their own investigatory committees but decided to create one joint committee for the rest of the investigation.
Updated 10:54 a.m. ET, 1/21/2014
(CNN) - Add former Olympic star Carl Lewis to the list of names who say they felt pressured by Gov. Chris Christie's administration in New Jersey.
Lewis, a nine-time Olympic gold medal winner in track and field, says the Governor tried to dissuade him from running for a state Senate seat as a Democrat in 2011, according to a report from The Newark Star-Ledger.
(CNN) – With his administration facing scandals over alleged strong-arming of political opponents, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will focus on unity in his inaugural address Tuesday.
He won't address the complaints, an adviser told CNN. But he will address his two biggest themes: his bipartisan vision for New Jersey and contrasting himself with the partisanship in Washington.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Most issues in Hoboken, New Jersey, ultimately boil down to real estate.
So it's no surprise to the residents of the small city that the dustup between their mayor and Gov. Chris Christie's administration centers around three square blocks in the north end of HobokenFULL STORY
(CNN) – Unfavorable opinions of Chris Christie have doubled over the past year, according to a new national poll.
A Pew Research Center survey released Monday also indicates that a majority who've heard about the George Washington Bridge controversy say that they don't believe the New Jersey governor when he says he wasn't aware of his aides alleged involvement in the closing of access lanes to the nation's busiest bridge, causing massive traffic jams in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he's not angry about a recent parody song performed by Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen that mocked the bridge controversy now plaguing the Governor's administration.
In an interview with Yahoo News' Matt Bai published Monday, Christie said he received a message from Fallon saying the skit was all in good fun, and Christie's oldest son told him, "It's actually kind of cool to have Bruce saying your name."
For his part, Christie said he hasn't even watched the performance.
(CNN) – New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno denied "whole-heartedly" allegations Monday that she gave Hoboken's mayor an ultimatum to support a private redevelopment plan backed by Gov. Chris Christie in order to receive Hurricane Sandy recovery aid.
"Mayor Zimmer's version of our conversation in May of 2013 is not only false but is illogical and does not withstand scrutiny when all of the facts are examined. Any suggestion that Sandy funds were tied to the approval of any project in New Jersey is completely false," she said at a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday event in Union Beach, New Jersey.
(CNN) - Chris Christie told a large group of Republican donors that he's "being tested" by a couple of controversies that have the embattled New Jersey governor fighting to regain his political momentum.
Christie's comments came Sunday night, as he met with some of the GOP's top financial backers, a meeting that could be critical for Christie as he seriously considers a run for the White House in 2016. And according to one attendee at the private get-together at the home of Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone, Christie was received warmly by the donors.
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(CNN) – A state legislative committee in New Jersey is casting a wide net – from daily planners to blackberry messages - in its quest for documents and other materials relating to a political scandal that has rocked Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.
Some 17 people, including current and former close aides to Christie, and three groups were formally subpoenaed on Thursday by the Select Committee on Investigation.