Post Politics: Chris Christie


Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 03/29/2014

Christie says Republicans must ‘stop killing each other’

N.J. governor tells elite GOP donors in Las Vegas the party must instead hone a message of inclusion.

By Philip Rucker  |  03:58 PM ET, 03/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Christie: Bridge scandal the ‘toughest time in my life professionally’

“It’s been a very, very tough time professionally,” the New Jersey governor says of his administration’s bridge scandal.

By Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan  |  05:28 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Report: Christie aides implicated in scandal briefly dated each other

The report says their relationship ended about the time the lane closures were ordered.

By Aaron Blake and Rosalind S. Helderman  |  03:07 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Christie to sit down with ABC

Christie will address a newly released report, which he ordered, on the lane closures in Fort Lee, N.J.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:19 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Report: Christie-ordered probe says he wasn’t involved in bridge scandal

Two other investigations remain, though.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:47 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Chris Christie (finally) gets asked about bridge-gate

A man at a town hall in Flemington, N.J., asked Christie why he fired aide Bridget Anne Kelly.

By Katie Zezima  |  03:45 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Christie: GOP needs to be for something

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at CPAC that Republicans need to talk about what they’re for rather than what they’re against

By Aaron Blake  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Democrat on committee investigating Christie calls for him to resign

Republicans cry foul and say the assemblywoman should retract her call.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:19 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:19 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Despite venue switch, Romney and Christie net $1 million for RGA at Boston fundraiser

Mitt Romney and Chris Christie raise seven figures for RGA from Boston donors.

By Wesley Lowery  |  09:19 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Christie aide joked about creating a second traffic jam

Massachusetts congressman says it’s “embarrassing” to have the embattled New Jersey governor in his state.

By Wesley Lowery  |  05:26 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 02/27/2014

As Romney fundraises with Chris Christie, some Boston donors still wary of NJ gov

Some still angry about 2012 and others concerned by scandals, Romney donors unsure if they’ll cut checks for Christie in 2016

By Wesley Lowery  |  08:35 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Chris Christie, Mitt Romney

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 02/22/2014

Romney to fundraise with Christie in Boston

The plan is a signal by Romney to the Republican establishment that he remains an ally of the embattled Garden State governor.

By Robert Costa  |  01:24 PM ET, 02/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Republican Party

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Watch Chris Christie’s town hall live (Video)

You can watch the whole thing here, courtesy of NBC-4 in New York.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:04 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 02/18/2014

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie to hold town hall meeting Thursday

Public forum, his first such event since several of his advisers were implicated in a bridge-closing scandal, is expected to be low-key affair.

By Robert Costa  |  05:34 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bridge-gate, Chris Christie

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 02/14/2014

AP analysis: ‘Bridgegate’ didn’t cause death or injury

A review suggests the lane closures ordered by the Christie administration caused “total gridlock” but little more.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:11 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:24 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Fired Christie aide invokes Fifth Amendment

Bridget Kelly is the former deputy chief of staff who infamously got the ball rolling on the traffic jam plot by writing, “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,

By Aaron Blake  |  09:24 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Christie’s 2016 numbers keep falling

A CNN poll that showed Christie edging Hillary Clinton last month now shows him down 16 points.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:28 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Christie to speak at CPAC, one year after snub

Christie wasn’t invited last year after embracing President Obama over Superstorm Sandy.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:38 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Christie aide facing subpoena resigns

Christina Genovese Renna is the fourth Christie aide or appointee to leave or be fired since the controversy began.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:08 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 02/02/2014

Gov. Jindal, Paul Ryan: Christie ‘should stay’ as head of GOP governor’s group

Louisiana governor says scandal-plagued New Jersey governor should continue leading the association.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:35 AM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Campaign 2016, Chris Christie

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 02/01/2014

Chris Christie slams David Wildstein in e-mail to supporters

The governor uses an e-mail to friends and allies to attack his accuser, a former appointee, and news reports on the accusations.

By Ed O'Keefe and Karen Tumulty  |  06:27 PM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Chris Christie

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Ex-Christie campaign manager to plead the Fifth, lawyer says

Bill Stepien was one of two Christie aides disciplined by the governor after his bridge fiasco.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:54 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Mayor meets with federal prosecutors to discuss Christie allegations

A meeting between the mayor of Hoboken, N.J., and federal prosecutors is a sign that the investigation against Gov. Chris Christie is expanding.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  12:02 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Christie adviser: GOP donors remain ‘positive,’ travel will continue

“There has been positive, pro-active feedback,” governor’s chief political strategist says about donors.

By Robert Costa  |  04:31 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/12/2014

Christie dominates Sunday shows, but lawmakers reserve judgment

Lawmakers resist weighing in on what the emerging scandal means for the potential 2016 presidential contender.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:46 AM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Chris Christie, John McCain, Marco Rubio

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 01/11/2014

Tom Kean says Christie’s leadership should give pause to voters nationally

The former New Jersey governor and Christie mentor weighs in amid controversy over the George Washington Bridge closure.

By Karen Tumulty  |  10:52 AM ET, 01/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 01/10/2014

New documents show extensive N.J. coverup

Port Authority officials scrambled to deal with the fallout from a so-called “traffic study” that was planned by a member of Christie’s staff.

By Phillip Rucker and Aaron Blake  |  05:49 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Chris Christie

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 01/09/2014

The 11 best quotes from Christie’s press conference

“I am who I am, but I am not a bully” -- a roundup of Gov. Chris Christie’s best quotes from his press conference

By Vincent Bzdek  |  11:47 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 01/08/2014

E-mails suggest top Christie aide used lane closures for retribution

A top Christie aide wrote to a Port Authority official: “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.“

By Aaron Blake  |  10:24 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Lane closure controversy dogs Christie

While most analysts agree it hasn’t risen to the level of a political scandal, don’t tell that to Democrats.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:06 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Key official in Christie’s bridge controversy resigns

Christie said Friday that Baroni’s departure was already part of his plans, prior to the controversy.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:27 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Christie: GOP has a candidate problem, not a party problem

Christie expands on his potential 2016 message.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:47 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 11/26/2013

N.J. legislature puts Dream Act on Christie’s desk

Christie has said he supports the general concept of the bill but would not sign it without specific changes -- changes the legislature declined.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:11 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Chris Christie, Immigration

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Christie: 2016 speculation unfairly hurts Obama

Christie also said he won’t resign from his current office unless he runs for president and wins.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:14 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Rand Paul: Christie won because he got federal Sandy aid

Paul rehashes his criticism of the superstorm Sandy aid bill.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:39 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Chris Christie, Rand Paul

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 11/10/2013

Is Chris Christie a conservative? Who cares, Christie says

His conservative bona fides are on trial in the lead-up to 2016.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:47 AM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Chris Christie, Christie, gun control, Guns, Immigration

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 11/10/2013

Christie on whether he’ll remain N.J. governor for four full years: ‘I don’t know’

“I’m the governor of New Jersey. That’s my job, and that’s what I asked for for four more years, and that’s what I intend to do,” Christie said.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:47 AM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Christie wins reelection in New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) easily won reelection on Tuesday, claiming a second term by what appeared likely to be a nearly unprecedented margin, according to AP.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Christie says VP vetting leaks a ‘complete violation of trust’

“Mitt called me right away, and I could tell he was really embarrassed and outraged about it,” Christie said.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:35 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, Campaign 2013, Chris Christie

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Christie leads among N.J. independents, 80-18 percent

A new Fairleigh Dickinson University poll shows Christie leading Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono 59-40 percent overall.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:56 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Christie drops appeal of gay marriage ruling

Decision assures that same-sex marriages that were set to be performed starting Monday will be valid going forward.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:58 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Potential Christie foe says N.J. governor 'prayed' for Sandy

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney's comments likely hurt what was already an underdog's campaign.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Camapign 2013, chris christie, governor, New Jersey, Stephen Sweeney

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Mitt Romney: Syria involvement doesn’t mean bombs, troops

Any U.S. involvement in the ongoing conflict in Syria should focus on identifying "reasonable and responsible people" who could lead a new government and any American role in the situation "doesn't mean sending troops or dropping bombs," Mitt Romney said Wednesday.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:39 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chris christie, mitt romney, rob portman, romney, romney ohio, syria

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Chris Christie to campaign for Romney in Illinois on Friday

The New Jersey governor will stump for the GOP frontrunner in a key primary state.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:55 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, Illinois, Illinois primary, presidential election, Republican Party