Christie ends his presidential campaign

Governor Chris Christie publicly suspended his presidential campaign moments ago with the following statement posted on facebook:

I ran for president to say that the government needs to once again work for the people, not the people work for the government. And while running for president I tried to reinforce what I have always believed – that speaking your mind matters, that experience matters, that competence matters and that it will always matter in leading our nation. That message was heard by and stood for by a lot of people, but just not enough and that’s ok. I have both won elections that I was supposed to lose and I’ve lost elections I was supposed to win and what that means is you never know what will happen. That is both the magic and the mystery of politics – you never quite know when which is going to happen, even when you think you do. And so today, I leave the race without an ounce of regret. I’m so proud of the campaign we ran, the people that ran it with me and all those who gave us their support and confidence along the way. Mary Pat and I thank you for the extraordinary display of loyalty, friendship, understanding and love.

Strap on your seat belts, New Jersey.

Posted: February 10th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Opinion: Hope and Optimism Killed Christie’s Chances

By Art Gallagher

christie1Governor Chris Christie has been called, by friend and foes alike, the best political communicator since Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton. Yet, after abandoning his post in New Jersey for the better part of two years in his quest for the presidency, the voters in Iowa and New Hampshire were unmoved by his talent.

As pundits and strategists dissect Christie’s failure, so far none have pointed to the obvious: Christie’s entitlement reform plan. Christie promised a harder future.

Donald Trump’s campaign in a variation of Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign.  “Yes we can” has been replaced by “Make America Great Again.”
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Posted: February 10th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 5 Comments »

Christie returns to New Jersey. Will decide future in presidential campaign today

A somber Governor Chris Christie congratulated Donald Trump on winning the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary, thanked his family and supporters and announced that he is returning to New Jersey to wait for the final results of the primary before determining whether to continue his quest for the presidency.

Christie said the decision would depend on whether he comes in fifth or sixth in New Hampshire when the final count is announced and on what is best for “my family, my state and for my country.”

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Posted: February 10th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , | No Comments »

Trump and Sanders win N.H. primary, Christie trails early

assetContentNASHUA, N.H. — Businessman Donald Trump and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primaries Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Gov. Chris Christie, who had staked his campaign on doing well in the first 2016 presidential primary, was trailing other key Republican candidates in early returns. Trump, who has led opinion polls for months,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Donald Trump | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Another Christie Hug

Christie hugging HillaryChris Christie reaches out to Hillary Clinton on the CNN stage. (Credit: Twitter) Gov. Chris Christie, who just won high praise for his blunt presidential debate attack on Sen. Marco Rubio, caused a bit of a social media swirl with a photograph that captured him stepping toward Democrat Hillary Clinton, arms stretched wide, poised to give… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

How Chris Christie lost the debate and the nomination Saturday night

By Stuart Moskovitz

Stuart Moskovitz

Stuart Moskovitz

It is amusing to see Christie and his supporters act like Donald Trump in claiming victory out of a resounding defeat. True, Christie landed tough punches against Rubio. it is arguable he may have hurt him with those punches. We will see Tuesday. Frankly, if Rubio still finishes second or third, Christie’s punches will be yesterday’s sushi.

The fundamental truth about the Republican primary is that there is only going to be one nominee coming out of this to face the Democrat. Proving you are almost as good at being Donald Trump as Donald Trump is not going to get you nominated.

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Posted: February 7th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Bridgegate Defendants Can Subpoena Christie’s Documents

Bridget Ann Kelly, texting, with Governor Chris Christie and Michelle Brown at Seaside Park fire, September 12, 2013, photo by Phil Stilton

Bridget Ann Kelly, texting, with Governor Chris Christie and Michelle Brown at Seaside Park fire, September 12, 2013, photo by Phil Stilton

NEWARK–A federal judge gave the green light to lawyers for defendants in the George Washington bridge scandal to subpoena documents from the law firm hired by Gov. Chris Christie’s office to investigate the lane closures in 2013. During a hearing over pretrial motions Friday in federal court, U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton rejected a defense request… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie’s mop hand-delivered in N.H. | The Auditor

assetContent (59)Apparently some people would like to see Chris Christie use a mop. New Hampshire’s Ken Dennis, who’s in charge of building maintenance for the Village of Newport, tried to hand deliver Christie a mop on Thursday following one of his campaign events. Christie sparked a controversy a few weeks ago with his response to a young… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

First N.H. poll after Iowa caucus doesn’t look pretty for Christie

assetContent (57)WASHINGTON — In a poll taken before and after the Iowa caucuses, only one Republican presidential candidates lost support among likely New Hampshire primary voters: Gov. Chris Christie. Christie’s support fell by more than half, to 4 percent after the caucuses from 9 percent before them in the CNN/WMUR poll released Thursday. Before the caucuses, the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie in N.H.: ‘I’m not going to increase the gas tax’ in N.J.

assetContentSALEM, N.H. — Speaking on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Christie said he has no plans to raise New Jersey’s gas tax. The governor, fielding a heated question from a former New Jersey resident angered for being forced to leave the Garden State because he said the cost of living was too high,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Gas Tax | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »