Christie, in California, chides potential presidential opponent and takes to Facebook

Christie, in California, chides potential presidential opponent and takes to Facebook (via NJ.com)

By Matt Friedman and Brent Johnson/The Star-Ledger TRENTON — Campaigning for Republican candidates in California, Gov. Chris Christie on Friday criticized remarks made by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential opponent in his party’s 2016 presidential…

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Posted: June 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, News, Republican Governors Association, Republican Party, Rick Perry | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Christie, in California, chides potential presidential opponent and takes to Facebook

Christie led Republican Governors Association sets fundraising record

Christie led Republican Governors Association sets fundraising record (via NJ.com)

The Republican Governors Association raised $6 million in January, despite what many thought could be crippling problems at home for Chairman Chris Christie. The total haul is more than double what the association has raised during the same month anytime…

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Posted: February 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Republican Governors Association | Tags: , , , | 27 Comments »

Christie in his element: Governor takes a break from bridge scandal at Q&A in Chicago

Christie in his element: Governor takes a break from bridge scandal at Q&A in Chicago (via NJ.com)

CHICAGO — Gov. Chris Christie today got some relief from the George Washington Bridge scandal in a forum that allowed him to burnish his record and show off his grasp of national issues before a friendly audience. At an hour-long question-and-answer…

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Posted: February 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Republican Governors Association | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Christie in his element: Governor takes a break from bridge scandal at Q&A in Chicago

Chris Christie huddles with top GOP donors in Florida

Chris Christie huddles with top GOP donors in Florida (via NJ.com)

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. — Gov. Chris Christie spent the afternoon with an elite group of Republican donors at the seaside home of Home Depot co-founder Kenneth Langone. Two black SUVs entered the lush golfing community called Lost Tree Village, where…

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Posted: January 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Chris Christie huddles with top GOP donors in Florida

Chris Christie leaves for Oklahoma Thursday, raising ire of Democrats and gay rights activists

Chris Christie leaves for Oklahoma Thursday, raising ire of Democrats and gay rights activists (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie leaves late Thursday afternoon for his first out-of-state fundraising trip as chairman of the Republican Governors Association — and liberal groups have noticed. Christie first heads to Oklahoma to campaign for Gov.…

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Posted: December 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Garden State Equality, Republican Governors Association | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Chris Christie leaves for Oklahoma Thursday, raising ire of Democrats and gay rights activists

Scott Walker stands up for Chris Christie’s conservative credentials, report says

Scott Walker stands up for Chris Christie’s conservative credentials, report says (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — At least one prominent Republican isn’t buying the idea that Gov. Chris Christie is a moderate. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defended Christie in the wake of criticism that the New Jersey governor isn’t conservative enough for some Republicans…

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Posted: November 21st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, News, NJNewsCommons, Republican Governors Association | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Scott Walker stands up for Chris Christie’s conservative credentials, report says

Christie’s role as RGA chairman bestows power over GOP’s fate, and his own

Christie’s role as RGA chairman bestows power over GOP’s fate, and his own (via NJ.com)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Gov. Chris Christie arrived on the impeccably manicured grounds of the Phoenician Resort Tuesday with one stated goal for his term as chairman of the Republican Governors Association: To elect governors from his party. But along…

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Posted: November 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, News, Republican Governors Association | Tags: , , , | 8 Comments »

Republican Governors Association Statement of New Jersey Governor’s Race

Republican Governors Association communications director Mike Schrimpf issued the following statement on the New Jersey governor’s race following the Democratic Governors Association embrace of state senator Barbara Buono’s candidacy earlier today:

“After failing to recruit their first, second, third or fourth choice candidates into the campaign for governor, Democrats have finally settled on state senator Barbara Buono.

Given the tremendous leadership Governor Christie has displayed in closing an $11 billion budget deficit without raising taxes, capping property taxes, and enacting pension and education reforms, the Democrats’ inability to recruit one of their preferred candidates into the race is not surprising. That said, we look forward to contrasting Governor Christie’s record of reform with Senator Buono’s record of higher taxes, increased spending and deeper debt.

While we commend Senator Buono for running, we are confident voters will want to continue the progress New Jersey has made since he took office.”

Posted: January 29th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, Barbara Buono, Chris Christie, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »