Political junkies brainstorm for 2016 as Christie scandal grows

A letter from former Port Authority official David Wildstein Friday that accused Gov. Chris Christie of misrepresenting his knowledge of the George Washington bridge scandal instantly sent D.C.'s electoral Sherlock Holmeses on the trail of other potential 2016 presidential candidates from the right, having declared Christie's candidacy finally dead (reminder, there is still two years left before the GOP primary starts). Here are a few of the initial predictions.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush answers questions from the audience, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 after speaking at the Inside ITFs Conference at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Fla. Bush was the keynote speaker of the four-day conference that focused on exchange-traded funds. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

The Sunday Times: "Jeb Bush profits from Christie’s woes"

Jamelle Bouie: "Goodbye Chris Christie, and Hello Scott Walker"

Star-Ledger editorial board: "Forget about the White House in 2016. The question now is whether Gov. Chris Christie can survive as governor."

Jaime Fuller reports on national politics for "The Fix" and Post Politics. She worked previously as an associate editor at the American Prospect, a political magazine based in Washington, D.C.
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