Watch Christie’s Announcement Here

If you missed it live, you can watch Governor Chris Christie’s announcement that he is a candidate for  President of the United States here courtesy of NJTV and YouTube.

Posted: June 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Christie announces change to N.J. gun policy on eve of 2016 kickoff

TRENTON — At 9:30 p.m. on the eve of his Republican presidential campaign kickoff, Gov. Chris Christie announced a change to state firearm policy on an issue that has been riling gun rights activists. The governor also signaled support for loosening New Jersey’s strict gun control laws. Reacting to the June 3 death of 39-year-old Berlin… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Gun Rights, Guns, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie will reintroduce himself to American voters with 2016 campaign kickoff

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie will deliver a speech aimed at reintroducing himself to the American people when he launches his campaign for president on Tuesday, according to a campaign organizer with knowledge of his kickoff event. The governor, who will ditch a teleprompter and be guided by notes, will use the speech to portray himself… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , | No Comments »

Will Sandy recovery help or hurt Christie? | Di Ionno

Today, Jon Bon Jovi is hosting a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in his French Chateau overlooking the Navesink River. It’s a mile from Jyll Jakes’ neighborhood in Sea Bright, where every other house remains boarded up. “It’s a still mess down here. I think people have forgotten how bad it is,” said Jakes, who credits… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, FEMA, Flooding, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie Takes Action On The Budget and Takes Questions From The Press

Governor Chris Christie will announce his line item vetoes of the NJ State Budget that the Democratic Legislature presented to him yesterday and take questions from the NJ Press Corp for the first time this year at 11:30 this morning.

Watch Christie’s remarks here courtesy of NJTV and YouTube.

Posted: June 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

Christie promises veto of Dems’ tax increases, mum on pension cuts

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie took a scolding tone with the state’s Democratic lawmakers Thursday night, saying he planned to veto $1.1 billion in tax hikes outright but declining to say how much smaller the state’s contribution to the pension system would be. On his monthly radio show on New Jersey 101.5, Christie answered “yes” to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , | No Comments »

How a call to a principal opened a door for Christie’s big announcement

LIVINGSTON — The call came in to Livingston High School principal Mark Stern on the day before graduation: a well-known alumnus wanted to use the school the following week to make an announcement. The request went up the chain. From the principal’s office to the superintendent. Then to the Board of Education. And on Thursday morning… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Christie says he still has not decided on run for President

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file photo by Art Gallagher

Contradicting published reports that he will announce that he is a candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination for President of the United States next Tuesday at Livingston High School, Governor Chris Christie told his radio audience on NJ 101.5’s Ask the Governor this evening that “There’s been absolutely no final decision made by me.”

Christie said that he would work through the budget that the State Legislature sent him today, veto some increases, and then make a decision.

“Let’s get through tonight and work on the budget, and then I’ll make a decision.”

Christie’s public schedule indicates that he will take action on the budget tomorrow morning at 11:30 and take questions from the press.

Posted: June 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Christie to announce his presidential candidacy on Tuesday

Photo by Paul Scharff

Photo by Paul Scharff

Governor Chris Christie is returning to the scene of his first electoral victories to officially announce that he is a candidate for President of the United States; Livingston High School, where he was elected class president three times.

Matt Katz, WNYC’s Christie Tracker, broke the news this morning.

Christie will announce on Tuesday, June 30th, the last day of New Jersey’s fiscal year and that date by which he must sign a balanced budget for the State.

Posted: June 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , | No Comments »

FDU Poll: New Jersey Lacks Leadership

Stronger than the storm50% of New Jersey voters think our State’s problems are solvable, but that our politicians are not willing to stick their necks out to get our State moving in the right direction.  That’s the take away from the FDU Public Mind Poll released this morning which indicates that Governor Chris Christie approval rating is upside down, 30%-55% and that the State Legislature’s approval rating is negative 24%-44%.

28% of the 792 self identified registered voters survey by FDU from June 15-21 said that New Jersey is moving in the right direction. 57% said we are on the wrong track.

Poll results that this should indicate that change is coming in November.   Don’t count on that happening, unless Christie shocks the world and announces that he is not running for president.

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Posted: June 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Elections, 2015 Legislative Races, Chris Christie, New Jersey, NJ Democrats, NJ GOP, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »