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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greets guests in the Starlight Ballroom on July 17, 2014 in Davenport, Iowa.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greets guests in the Starlight Ballroom on July 17, 2014 in Davenport, Iowa.

Christie Plays Iowa, Clinton Jersey

Written with Terrence Dopp Bob Kazimour had a direct message for Chris Christie. “You’re the only one on the list right now that can win,” the retired Cedar Rapids business owner told New Jersey’s governor.”Alright,” Christie responded, as he worked...

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Jimmy Fallon and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie present ``The Evolution of Dad Dancing'' on ``Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:'' NBC photo.

Jimmy Fallon and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie present ``The Evolution of Dad Dancing'' on ``Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:'' NBC photo.

Christie on Perry’s Gay = Alcoholism: `Wrong’

Chris Christie has his own thoughts on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat Tuesday by upstart candidate David Brat. In short, there’s little in the way of a lesson to be gleaned for other politicians across the country, New Jersey’s...

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The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge, which connects Fort Lee, NJ, and New York City.

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The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge, which connects Fort Lee, NJ, and New York City.

Christie’s Ousted Aide in Capitol: Watching Inquiry, May Talk

Bill Stepien, the former campaign aide whom Gov. Chris Christie cut ties with earlier this year when a scandal erupted over political lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, showed his face in New Jersey’s Capitol today. Some journalists and...

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New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan and his wife Lorraine Rossi Lonegan attends U.S Senate special-election in a polling center as they cast their vote on Oct. 16, 2013 in Bogota, New Jersey.

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New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan and his wife Lorraine Rossi Lonegan attends U.S Senate special-election in a polling center as they cast their vote on Oct. 16, 2013 in Bogota, New Jersey.

New Jersey Primary: What to Watch

“It’s ugly as hell.” That’s how retiring Republican Rep. Jon Runyan described the Republican campaign to succeed him in New Jersey’s south-central 3rd District, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Today’s primary in the politically competitive 3rd is the culmination of...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attends a news briefing during the Republican Governors Association's quarterly meeting on May 21, 2014 in New York City.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attends a news briefing during the Republican Governors Association's quarterly meeting on May 21, 2014 in New York City.

Christie Takes Some Bridge Jokes — Dishes, Too

Give Chris Christie one thing — the guy can take a bridge joke. And make one or two himself. At last night’s annual New Jersey Legislative Correspondents Club dinner in Trenton, the 51-year-old Republican’s current political troubles over the lane...

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New Jersey governor Chris Christie speaks at the Economic Club of Chicago in Illinois on Feb. 11, 2014.

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New Jersey governor Chris Christie speaks at the Economic Club of Chicago in Illinois on Feb. 11, 2014.

Christie’s Stairway to Heaven: Mouth-Washing with Soap

Somewhere in the afterlife, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says, his mother’s mother probably wants to shake his hand — and then wash his mouth out with soap. In a commencement speech at Rowan University in Glassboro, the Garden State’s...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the Republican Jewish Coalition spring leadership meeting on March 29, 2014 in Las Vegas.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the Republican Jewish Coalition spring leadership meeting on March 29, 2014 in Las Vegas.

Christie Steers Clear of Capitol Jam

As the first member of his administration testifies in an all-day hearing on the George Washington Bridge traffic jams, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to remain scarce in the state’s Capitol. First things first: Christina Genovese Renna, a former...

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