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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

Singer Joins Griffin As Billionaires Funding Christie’s RGA

Billionaires Paul Singer, Bruce Kovner and Ken Griffin are among this year’s top donors to the Republican Governors Association, a political group led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Singer, founder of New York-based investment firm Elliott Management, and Kovner, founder...

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

Christie Staff Moving to N.H.: There Goes Another One

Colin Reed, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s spokesman since March 2013, is leaving the administration to work as campaign manager of Scott Brown’s expected Senate race. Matt Mowers, previously a member of Christie’s administration and a former campaign aide, was...

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

Christie: Baggage ‘Just Politics in America’

So does Chris Christie have too much baggage to make a 2016 run for president? Not to hear him tell it. “I’m older.  And you know what? If you don’t have baggage, they’ll create baggage for you. That’s politics in...

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Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., leaves a news conference at the 11th CLSA Japan Forum in Tokyo on Feb. 24, 2014.

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Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., leaves a news conference at the 11th CLSA Japan Forum in Tokyo on Feb. 24, 2014.

‘Sheldon Primary’ Opens at Venetian – Host Rides Maybach to Dinner

Remember the Republican National Convention? Fuggedabout it. The real screening of potential Republican Party candidates is taking place in Las Vegas, starting with a private “VIP” party in the private airplane hangar of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson,  the 10th richest...

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Bruce Springsteen performs on March 1, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Bruce Springsteen performs on March 1, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Democrats for Springsteen, Republicans Christie — Nugent? Fuggedaboutit

Who’s the bigger New Jersey guy: Gov. Chris Christie or his idol, rocker Bruce Springsteen? Springsteen, silly, by 19 percentage points, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll. Hang on, though, for something beyond the usual survey fare. Ted...

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A program before former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

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A program before former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

Jeb Bush’s Journey: Doing What it Takes, Whether Running or Not

Jeb Bush is doing what someone running for president does. That doesn’t mean he is running for president. All he offers today is a simple e-smile. The former two-term Florida governor is on the road this week and next raising...

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Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) after speaking at the CPAC Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) after speaking at the CPAC Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Christie’s Endless Winter: Ship Bottom

Chris Christie’s long, brutal winter keeps going. The 51-year-old Republican, who may be eying a 2016 presidential run, was forced to cancel a ribbon-cutting this morning at a rebuilt elementary school in Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Ship Bottom. For New Jersey’s governor,...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry after addressing the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry after addressing the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

CPAC Straw Poll: Crowded Contest

It’s that time of year again, when the many of biggest names in the Republican Party converge on the nation’s capital — or at least a Maryland convention center just down the river — for the annual Conservative Political Action...

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George Norcross III, left, and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie at the State House in Trenton, N.J., on June 10, 2013.

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George Norcross III, left, and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie at the State House in Trenton, N.J., on June 10, 2013.

Norcross to Christie: Let’s Talk Bridge-Closing Power

George Norcross, Democratic kingmaker in New Jersey and frequent collaborator with embattled Gov. Chris Christie, texted the Republican to rub it in as his beloved Dallas Cowboys melted down this season. He watched as Christie wracked up an impressive 22...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center right, during a town hall meeting on Feb. 26, 2014, in Long Hill, N.J.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center right, during a town hall meeting on Feb. 26, 2014, in Long Hill, N.J.

Christie: ‘On the Back Nine’

Christie: I’m on the Back Nine New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s not saying he’s checked out. But he is clear on one thing: he won’t be on a ballot again. At least not in New Jersey. And it’s liberating. `I’m...

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