August 13th, 2014
05:42 PM ET
2 months 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
First on CNN: RGA urged Astorino to avoid meeting after Christie clash
July 24th, 2014
11:46 AM ET
3 months ago

First on CNN: RGA urged Astorino to avoid meeting after Christie clash

Washington (CNN) — Rob Astorino, New York’s GOP candidate for governor, was urged not to attend a Republican Governors Association meeting in Aspen this week after publicly clashing with the group’s chairman, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, over support for his underdog campaign, which Christie called “a lost cause.”

Astorino rebuffed the request — which was made by an unidentified RGA staffer who said the group wanted to “avoid conflict” at the meeting — and went ahead with an overnight trip to the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen to meet with donors and other governors, GOP sources familiar with incident told CNN.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris Christie • New York • RGA
Republican candidate: Maybe Christie should step down from RGA
July 22nd, 2014
01:18 PM ET
3 months ago

Republican candidate: Maybe Christie should step down from RGA

(CNN) – Blame it on the bridge.

Rob Astorino, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York, suggested Tuesday that Gov. Chris Christie's decision not to support Astorino in his longshot race against incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have something to do with the George Washington Bridge scandal.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New York • RGA
Under Christie's chairmanship, RGA shatters fundraising record
June 5th, 2014
07:20 PM ET
5 months ago

Under Christie's chairmanship, RGA shatters fundraising record

By: Mark Preston
CNN Executive Editor, Politics

Washington (CNN) – The Republican Governors Association has raised $50 million since Chris Christie took over as head of the political organization, shattering the previous six-month fundraising record by $25 million, an RGA official tells CNN.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris Christie • RGA
Christie, Martinez hit the trail in New Mexico
May 29th, 2014
06:41 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie, Martinez hit the trail in New Mexico

(CNN) - Govs. Chris Christie and Susana Martinez certainly weren't trying to tamp down their mutual admiration Thursday, making a joint appearance that could further fuel speculation of a potential presidential ticket.

Talking to reporters after a meet-and-greet in Roswell, New Mexico, Christie labeled Martinez "one of my best friends in the entire Republican Governors Association."

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris Christie • New Mexico • RGA • Susana Martinez
Christie defends RGA chairmanship amid fiscal mess in N.J.
May 21st, 2014
12:47 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie defends RGA chairmanship amid fiscal mess in N.J.

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, argued Wednesday that fiscal problems back at home in New Jersey aren't clouding his leadership abilities at the RGA.

The group has been aggressively pushing a message that states are better off economically under Republican governors. Christie was asked at a press conference in New York whether that same argument can be made in the Garden State.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris Christie • Nikki Haley • RGA
April 3rd, 2014
12:01 AM ET
7 months ago

Chris Christie: The $33 million man

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

The Republican Governors Association announced Thursday that the group has raised a record $23.5 million the first three months of this year, and $33 million since Christie took over as RGA chairman in late November. That's a new fundraising record for the first four and a half months of a new RGA chairman's tenure.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris Christie • Fundraising • New Jersey • RGA
Two Republican governors happy to embrace Christie on campaign trail
February 24th, 2014
03:44 PM ET
8 months ago

Two Republican governors happy to embrace Christie on campaign trail

Washington (CNN) - Two Republican governors up for re-election this year said Monday they would appear publicly with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie if he came to their states and helped them campaign.

Gov. Nikki Haley, who lives in the crucial presidential primary state of South Carolina, said there are no plans in the books for Christie–the chairman of the Republican Governors Association–to come to her state, but added she expects a visit "at some point."
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Filed under: 2014 • Bill Haslam • Chris Christie • Nikki Haley • RGA
Christie, Romney will appear at RGA fundraiser this week
February 22nd, 2014
02:33 PM ET
8 months ago

Christie, Romney will appear at RGA fundraiser this week

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Updated 3:19 p.m. ET, 2/22/2014

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Mitt Romney will appear at a fundraising event this week for the Republican Governors Association.

The event is Thursday night in Boston, RGA spokesman Jon Thompson said.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Mitt Romney • RGA
Christie to headline fundraiser in Atlanta with Gov. Deal
February 21st, 2014
02:09 PM ET
8 months ago

Christie to headline fundraiser in Atlanta with Gov. Deal

(CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia–two governors associated with recent traffic controversies–will appear together at a fundraiser next month for the Republican Governors Association.

Christie will continue his fundraising swing as RGA chairman, traveling to Atlanta for the private March 7 luncheon, according to Deal's campaign.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Georgia • Nathan Deal • RGA
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