When a governor takes out-of-state trips to campaign for a new job, who pays for the travel bills of the state police security details?
In New Jersey and Wisconsin, the answers are different for two governors who are jockeying for position in the 2016 GOP presidential sweepstakes.
Chris Christie has unapologetically stuck New Jersey taxpayers with the $1.15 million in Executive Protection Unit travel costs during his first five years in office, according to a New Jersey Watchdog analysis.
But when Wisconsin’s Scott Walker hits the road on political journeys, those bills are being paid by his political action committee, which gets the money from campaign donations.
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Mary Pat Christie, Governor Chris Christie’s wife, has left her lucrative job at Wall Street hedge fund, Angelo, Gordon & Co, according to multiple media reports citing a statement from the Governor’s spokesman, Kevin Roberts.
“Mrs. Christie has decided to take a hiatus from her work in the finance world to spend more time with her family and young children. She recently resigned her position as a Managing Director at Angelo Gordon.”
The Christies have four children. Two are in college and two…an 11 year old and 14 year old…at home.
Mrs. Christie has been the breadwinner in the family since Governor Christie started his government career as U.S. Attorney in 2002. In 2013 Mrs. Christie reported earnings of $510, 522. The Governor’s salary is $175,000.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Mary Pat Chrisite | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Angelo Gordon and Co, Ben Dworkin, Chris Christie, Mary Pat Christie, Rider Institute | 2 Comments »
Christie joked that his day job as Governor of New Jersey is keeping him too busy to announce that he is running for president.
Christie and Fallon spent much of the segment joking about fat jokes. Fallon urged Christie to be the hulk. “Be mean be green.” Be the guy who tells people to shut up and sit down. Christie corrected Fallon, “You got it wrong, It’s sit down and shut up.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Ben and Jerry's, BP oil spill, Chris Christie, Jimmy Fallon, Russell Crowe, Tonight Show | 6 Comments »
According to The Washington Post, Bush spokesman Tim Miller confirmed that Kyrillos is backing the son and brother of 41st and 43rd presidents to become the 45th. Kyrillos contributed $10,000 to Bush’s political action committee last month.
The news that Kyrillos is supporting Bush over his decades long friend and ally, Governor Chris Christie, caps the news cycle for a day in which a Quinnipiac Poll reported that New Jersey voters don’t approve of the Governor’s job performance at home and don’t think he would make a good president. A CNN poll also released Monday places Christie in 7th place among GOP presidential hopefuls with support of only 4% or Republicans and Republican leaning Independents nationally. Just four months ago, a full year after the Bridgegate scandal broke, Christie ranked second for the 2016 GOP nomination in CNN’s poll with support of 13% of the respondents.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Joe Kyrillos | 10 Comments »
During a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa where she met with local Democratic leaders, according to KETV 7, an Omaha, Nebraska ABC affilate, Hillary Clinton’s Scooby Doo campaign van was parked in a handicapped parking spot.
The Republican National Committee’s goprapidresponse team caught the report and posted the video to YouTube.
Update: YouTube has removed the video due to a copyright claim by Hearst Televsion. You can see the original at KETV-7’s website until the Clinton campaign gets them to take it down.Posted: April 16th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Hillary Clinton | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Hillary Clinton, Scooby Doo Van | 4 Comments »