January 20th, 2014
09:48 AM ET
3 months ago

Christie: 'I haven't enjoyed the last 11 days'

(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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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Florida • New Jersey • RGA
Christie marches on as controversy at home unfolds
January 17th, 2014
05:09 PM ET
3 months ago

Christie marches on as controversy at home unfolds

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie hits the road this weekend to headline private fundraisers in Florida, but the political crisis he leaves behind in New Jersey could still follow him south.

The Republican, viewed as a formidable potential presidential candidate in 2016, will likely face questions in closed-door sessions with Republicans in the Sunshine State.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • RGA
George W. Bush at RGA meeting
November 21st, 2013
04:06 PM ET
5 months ago

George W. Bush at RGA meeting

Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) - Former President George W. Bush made a rare political appearance Thursday.

Bush, who once served as governor of Texas, slipped into a closed-door, governors-only luncheon at the Republican Governors Association annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Filed under: Arizona • George W. Bush • RGA
Christie at RGA meeting: '2016 is a long way away'
November 21st, 2013
12:53 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie at RGA meeting: '2016 is a long way away'

Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie deflected any questions about his 2016 political plans Thursday as he took the reins of the Republican Governors Association.

When asked about his possible bid for the next Republican presidential nomination at a news conference for the RGA's annual meeting, Christie stressed that his focus is on the here and now, not three years in the future.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • RGA
November 21st, 2013
07:13 AM ET
5 months ago

How Chris Christie took over the Republican Governors Association

Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) – There wasn't room for the two of them.

In the fall of 2012, with the presidential race in full swing, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, two prominent Republican governors with well-known national ambitions, were engaged in a different kind of campaign.

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Filed under: Arizona • Chris Christie • RGA
Ad hits Christie rival for tax record
May 29th, 2013
12:25 PM ET
11 months ago

Ad hits Christie rival for tax record

(CNN) – A new television ad airing in New Jersey hits Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono, who's running for governor in the state, for her record on taxes during her time in Trenton.

The spot from the Republican Governors Association will be backed by a "large buy," a spokesman for the group said.
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Filed under: Barbara Buono • Chris Christie • New Jersey • RGA
GOP governors call for special prosecutor in IRS case
May 14th, 2013
08:50 AM ET
12 months ago

GOP governors call for special prosecutor in IRS case

(CNN) - The two leaders of the Republican Governors Association called for the appointment of a special prosecutor Tuesday to investigate any legal wrongdoing within the Internal Revenue Service.

Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin - who both are considered potential candidates for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination - wrote in a letter to President Barack Obama the recent revelation the IRS was applying extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for tax exempt status amounted to a "witch hunt to prevent Americans from exercising their First Amendment rights."
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • IRS • RGA • Scott Walker
Gov. Haley blames 'psychotic' Washington for spending cuts
February 25th, 2013
03:26 PM ET
1 year ago

Gov. Haley blames 'psychotic' Washington for spending cuts

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina blew off some steam Monday, criticizing lawmakers in Washington for letting partisan bickering get in the way of balancing the budget.

"I could not be more frustrated than I am right now. How many more times are the governors going to have to pick up the mess of Washington DC?" she said at a press conference in the nation's capital for the Republican Governors Association.
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Debt • Deficit • Nikki Haley • RGA
Barbour: GOP needs a 'proctology exam'
November 14th, 2012
08:46 PM ET
1 year ago

Barbour: GOP needs a 'proctology exam'

(CNN) – While Republicans continue to soul search after their party's loss in the presidential election, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour injected a new term Wednesday to describe the GOP's introspection.

"The ground game is really important, and we have to be, I mean we've got to give our political organizational activity a very serious..." he said, taking a pause and looking for the right word. "Proctology exam. We need to look everywhere."
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Filed under: Haley Barbour • Latinos • RGA
McDonnell furiously defends Romney from Obama salvo
July 13th, 2012
12:16 PM ET
2 years ago

McDonnell furiously defends Romney from Obama salvo

Williamsburg, Virginia (CNN) – The war of words over Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital flared Friday morning inside a Virginia trucking company, as the state's normally mild-mannered Gov. Bob McDonnell harshly rebuked the Obama campaign for demanding that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee release more of his tax returns.

At a press conference inside a Williamsburg trucking company organized by the Republican Governors Association to coincide with President Obama's campaign swing through the commonwealth, McDonnell and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker derided the president for using Bain to distract from his "horrible" record in the White House.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bob McDonnell • Mitt Romney • President Obama • RGA • Scott Walker • Virginia
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