Christie targets Obama, touts Republican Party at N.J. town hall

WHIPPANY — Gov. Chris Christie held another town hall today to press people to support his pension and health benefit reforms for New Jersey, but the only person who drew his ire and called out by name was President Obama. Christie, telling residents he’s never again running for office in the Garden State but will make… Read the rest of this entry »

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

Christie Appoints Codey/Byrne Administrations Veteran to run the Department of Community Affairs

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Governor Chris Christie has consistently thumbed his nose at New Jersey Republicans

Governor Chris Christie continued the transition of the Executive Branch of New Jersey’s State Government back to the Democratic Party today with his announcement that Charles A. Richman will become Acting Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs on Friday when current Commissioner, Richard Constable, leaves government service after 13 years. Christie’s announcement said that Richman will be formally nominated to succeed Constable in the Commissioner’s post.

Richman, a career New Jersey bureaucrat with 40 years experience, served in the cabinets of Governor Brendan Byrne and Governor Richard Codey, on a acting basis.

Throughout his second term as Governor, Christie has appointed high profile Democrats to fill cabinet level and other important goverment positions when vacancies have occurred.

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Posted: March 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Kyrillos discusses Port Authority reform and his relationship with Christie with NJTV

Posted: March 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Joe Kyrillos, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Christie political team is raising the stakes

IMG_3507TRENTON, N.J. — For months, deep-pocketed donors have had a place to send unlimited contributions to Jeb Bush and to Scott Walker. Those who similarly wanted to support New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who’s falling behind his GOP rivals in the race for money as well as in the polls, have not. But Christie’s political team… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Why Christie Got RREM’d In Iowa

assetContentIn her last job, Amanda Devecka-Rinear’s office was in an historic brick Georgian mansion on DuPont Circle in Washington D.C., with rooftop views of Embassy Row. Her office now is in a fishing shack on Cedar Bonnet Island, with back porch views of Barnegat Bay and kitchen views of a boarded-up house across the sand-packed street.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, RREM, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Unhappy Hurricane Sandy Survivors Confront Gov. Christie … in Iowa

Frustrated Sandy survivors, unhappy with Gov. Chris Christie’s handling of the storm recovery, are beginning to dog him on the presidential campaign trail. After raising money through crowdfunding, several New Jerseyans followed him… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Huricane Sandy Relief Fund, Monmouth County, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

For 20 minutes in Iowa, Christie tips his hand on what kind of 2016 candidate he’d be

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DES MOINES, Iowa — In the space of a 20-minute interview at the Iowa agricultural summit that drew numerous potential GOP candidates for president, Gov. Chris Christie on Saturday gave a glimpse of his national stands on taxes and immigration, railed against federal environmental regulations and took some more shots at President Obama. And he got… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Christie touts a familiar subject at CPAC

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OXON HILL, Md. — There were subtle jabs at Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, but the subject New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spent most of his time discussing at a conservative convention on Thursday was one he presumably knows best: himself. Christie touted his willingness to take unscripted questions from voters, even when that means having… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Will Christie offer pension, transportation fixes in coming budget?

TRENTON — In two days, Gov. Chris Christie will go before the state Legislature and present a budget with repercussions for his own presidential ambitions and New Jersey’s financial fitness. Both are in the grips of ailing infrastructure and pension systems that are expected to dominate the upcoming budget process. Endorsing an unpopular gas tax increase… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Analysis: Connecting style may help Christie

IMG_9501TRENTON, N.J. — Jeb Bush delivered the first foreign policy address of his nascent presidential campaign Wednesday calling for a bigger military and saying the way to handle the Islamic State is to “take them out.” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, while he considers a presidential future for himself, is visiting key states and sharing, as… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, Chris Christie | Tags: , | Comments Off