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Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
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Judge rules Gov. Chris Christie broke state law by not making full pension payments

February 24, 2015
Michael Fletcher | The Washington Post
Problems keep mounting for GOP presidential hopeful Chris Christie. Rivals of the New Jersey governor are poaching some of his homegrown fundraisers, his recent trip to London to burnish his foreign policy credentials was less than dandy, and on Monday, a New Jersey judge landed a blow to the heart of Christie’s political brand: his tough stance against government spending and public employee unions.
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
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Chris Christie losing home-state donors as Jeb Bush makes inroads

February 20, 2015
Matea Gold, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is rapidly losing support among some of his most prominent home-state donors and power brokers, who are either hesitant to back him or shifting allegiance to former Florida governor Jeb Bush.
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GOPers Race to Build Foreign-Policy Credentials

February 4, 2015
Janet Hook | The Wall Street Journal
If Chris Christie had hoped his trip to London would help build his profile in foreign affairs before he launches a presidential campaign, it didn’t work out so well. News coverage of the New Jersey governor’s three-day trip was dominated by a statement he made about childhood vaccinations and the ensuing firestorm.

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October 31, 2014
Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, and other potential candidates are hitting the trail.
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His political standing damaged by bridge scandal, Chris Christie seeks a new image

October 16, 2014
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Fresh off a flight from New Hampshire, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie bounded toward the rain-soaked football field, shaking hands and posing for selfies with students from this mostly African American community.
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Will Christie Apologize?

July 29, 2014
John Dickerson | Slate Magazine
Lots of politicians get blamed for gridlock, but few can really grab it with both mitts and own it the way Gov. Chris Christie now can. One of his top aides gave the go-ahead to shut down traffic into Fort Lee, N.J., because the town's Democratic mayor wouldn't endorse Christie's re-election bid. "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee," wrote Bridget Anne Kelly, a deputy chief of staff in the governor’s office.* Then, when the traffic was causing the predictable problems, Christie's aides appeared to delight in the fact that the ones being inconvenienced were likely to vote for Christie's opponent.
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
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Chris Christie's New Compassionate Conservatism

June 23, 2014
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
Republicans have an image problem. “Only 16 percent of Americans believe the Republican Party is compassionate,” Arthur Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Institute, told a roomful of Christian conservatives on Friday, citing a recent poll. Voters, he said, see Republicans as fighting against things and Democrats as fighting for people—and, framed in those terms, it's no surprise people tend to prefer the latter.
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