Chris Christie was elected chairman of the Republican Governors Association on Thursday, a plum assignment that will allow the New Jersey governor to accumulate chits from his colleagues and build relationships with the mega-donors who are at the heart of any successful presidential bid. (Make sure to read CNN's Peter Hamby on how Christie out-positioned Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for the job.)

In this Post TV clip, I break down why the job matters for Christie's 2016 ambitions.

Chris Christie won another election on Thursday. Chris Cillizza explains. (The Washington Post)