NJ First Lady Mary Pat Christie Quits Her Job

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.

photo via nj.gov

photo via nj.gov

“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.

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Posted: April 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Mary Pat Chrisite | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie tells Jimmy Fallon that his day job is keeping him busy

IMG_5267 (640x353)Jimmy Fallon wore a New Jersey lapel pin and Chris Christie ate some Ben and Jerry’s Tonight Dough ice cream last night during the Governor’s appearance on the Tonight Show.

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.”

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Posted: April 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Kyrillos Backing Jeb Bush For President

Joe KyrillosState Senator Joe Kyrillos is backing former Florida Governor Jeb Bush for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

According to The Washington PostBush 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.

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Posted: April 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments »

Christie’s N.J. approval rating sinks to historic lows, poll finds

assetContentTRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s job approval rating is hitting historic lows as the governor continues to take steps toward a likely 2016 presidential campaign, according to a new poll. Fifty-six percent of New Jersey voters disapprove of Christie’s work in the Garden State compared to only 38 percent who approve of it, according to a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

Behind Christie’s Budget Claims, a More Controversial Legacy

IMG_3433TRENTON, N.J. – In his “tell-it-like-it-is” tour of New Hampshire this week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said the country needs a president who isn’t afraid to be honest about the tough fiscal choices needed to overhaul entitlement programs and keep deficits from ravaging the Treasury. He pointed… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

N.J. credit rating cut record ninth time as Moody’s cites pension shortfall

IMG_5189TRENTON — Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded New Jersey’s debt rating, dealing the Garden State its record ninth ratings cut since Gov. Chris Christie took office. The ratings drop by one notch, from A1 to A2, on $32.2 billion worth of bonds underscores the state’s “weak financial position and large structural imbalance, primarily related to continued… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Economy, Moodys, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

5 things to know about Christie’s Social Security plan

assetContent (72)MANCHESTER, N.H. — Gov. Chris Christie’s national proposal to reform Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid includes everything from raising the retirement age to eliminating payments for people making more than $200,000 a year. Here are five things you need to know about it. 1. Raising retirement age Christie wants to raise the retirement age to 69.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Soial Security | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

Christie discusses Social Security, Bridgegate, and his poll numbers with Yahoo News

Posted: April 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments »

Christie proposes hiking U.S. retirement age to 69

Photo by Paul Scharff

Photo by Paul Scharff

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Gov. Chris Christie has been pitching his controversial plan to overhaul so-called entitlement programs in New Jersey for weeks. Today he unveiled a national proposal to reform Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

. Christie’s plan calls for an income cap for Social Security benefits. He proposed phasing out Social Security payments for people making… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Christie explains his Youtube persona (Video)

IMG_5240 (640x545)Governor Chris Christie came to national prominence in large measure through his unorthodox “Jersey style” of giving as good as he gets from citizens at his Town Hall meetings and reporters back in the early days of his administration when he talked to the New Jersey press corp.   Calling a reporter “thin skinned” and telling him “you should see me when I’m really pissed,” calling a reporter and a former Navy seal an “idiot,” telling former Asbury Park Councilman Jim Keady to “sit down and shut up,” and many other “Youtube moments” have contributed to Christie’s national appeal and also been a cause for concern for many about his temperament should he become President of the United States.

On Tuesday afternoon at a Town Hall meeting at Old Bridge High School, Cheryl Meyer, a kindergarten teacher in Woodbridge, asked Christie to explain.

There are some familiar faces in the background during the 11 minute video; Matawan Mayor Paul Buccellato, Matawn Councilwoman Toni Marie Angelini and your favorite blogger snapping a photo, among others.

Transcript:

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Posted: April 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off