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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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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, speaks along side South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, second from left, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, second from right, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, right, during a news briefing for the Republican Governors Association 2013 annual conference on Nov. 21, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, speaks along side South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, second from left, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, second from right, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, right, during a news briefing for the Republican Governors Association 2013 annual conference on Nov. 21, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Adelson, Singer, Wexner Fund Christie-Led Republican Governors

Billionaires Sheldon Adelson, Paul Singer and Les Wexner each gave more than $1 million in late 2013 to the Republican Governors Association led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world’s largest casino...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enters the Borough Hall in Fort Lee to apologize to Mayor Mark Sokolich on Jan. 9, 2014 in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enters the Borough Hall in Fort Lee to apologize to Mayor Mark Sokolich on Jan. 9, 2014 in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Christie’s Sunshine Tour ‘Bridge Too Far,’ Florida Democrats Say

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s bridge scandal blew wide open less than two months after he was named chairman of the Republican Governors Association — a post that will require him to travel around the country raising money for other...

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A manufacturing facility in Oakland, California.

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A manufacturing facility in Oakland, California.

GOP Governors Say They Should Get Credit for Improving Economy

As President Barack Obama prepares to speak this afternoon about an improving U.S. economy, Republican governors are trying to claim some credit, too. Citing November state unemployment rates released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Republican Governors Association...

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Attendees listen to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as he joined Cindy McCain, wife of U.S. Sen. John McCain, to discuss the best ways to prevent human trafficking at major events like the Super Bowl at a forum in Phoenix on Nov. 22, 2013.

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Attendees listen to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as he joined Cindy McCain, wife of U.S. Sen. John McCain, to discuss the best ways to prevent human trafficking at major events like the Super Bowl at a forum in Phoenix on Nov. 22, 2013.

Christie Not for Astorino Yet — Waiting to See Who Party Nominates

Chris Christie supporting  Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in New York’s governor’s race? Not so fast, says the head of the Republican Governors Association. “We’ve been pretty clear about not getting involved in primaries, and it’s not clear yet whether...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Union City, N.J.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Union City, N.J.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 36

That’s how many states are holding governors’ elections next year. Republicans are the defending party in 22 of those contests, compared with 14 for the Democrats. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates Republican-held governorships in Florida, Maine, Michigan and Pennsylvania...

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaks at the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaks at the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Christie Power: Sooner, then Later?

Oklahoma may be the Sooner State, evoking the famous images of land-grabbing settlers in Conestoga wagons jumping the gun to stake their claim on free land. Chris Christie, a Republican who cruised to a convincing 22-percentage point lead in Blue...

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