Saturday, August 29, 2015

POSTED: Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 11:15 AM
New Jersey Governor and Republican candidate for president Chris Christie. (REUTERS / Dominick Reuter)

Gov. Christie on Tuesday stepped up his criticism of Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush, arguing that the former governor of Florida is too rusty to tackle today’s challenges and even associating him with Bill and Hillary Clinton.

“When you haven’t been in a relevant campaign as a Republican since 1998, you’re going to continue to make the kind of mistakes that we see Gov. Bush making,” Christie told the radio host Laura Ingraham.

Specifically, the New Jersey governor cited what he described as Bush’s gaffes with regard to “relitigating” the Iraq war and Bush’s assertion that Asians are coming to the United States to have children to take advantage of birthright citizenship.

POSTED: Friday, August 21, 2015, 7:17 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, talks with Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones. (Brandon Wade/AP)

He hosted Gov. Christie in his luxury box last season. Now Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is helping raise money for the governor’s presidential campaign.

Jones will host a fundraiser for Christie Sept. 23 at his home in Texas, a spokeswoman for Christie’s campaign confirmed Friday. The event will be co-hosted by Christie’s Dallas-based national finance chairman, Ray Washburne.

The fundraiser was first reported by the Dallas Morning News, which said tickets will start at $1,000. The limit for individual contributions is $2,700, but supporters are being asked to round up 10 people to raise $27,000, according to the paper.

POSTED: Monday, August 17, 2015, 11:27 AM
Gov. Christie talks with supporters at a house party in Salem, N.H., on July 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Gov. Christie made the morning television rounds Monday, dismissing Republican rival Donald Trump’s talk of making Mexico build a border wall, attacking Democrat Hillary Clinton over her use of private e-mails, and laughing off a column that advised him to drop out of the 2016 race.

In an interview on CNN’s New Day, Christie said Trump’s plan to build a wall along the southern border and have Mexico pay for it “makes no sense.”

“This is not negotiation of a real estate deal, okay? This is international diplomacy,” Christie said. He called for building a wall along portions of the border – paid for by the United States, he said – and having businesses use the E-verify system. “Make your profit legally,” Christie said.

POSTED: Thursday, August 6, 2015, 11:35 AM
Ina drinking game of sorts, get ready to down a few whenever Gov. Christie employ a few tested lines. (Clem Murrary / Staff Photographer)

With 10 candidates on stage, the airtime will be spread thin during the first Republican presidential debate, starting at 9 tonight on Fox. But if given the opportunity, we’re betting Gov. Christie might employ a few tested lines. Chase these Christie favorites tonight with a beverage of your choice.

1. “You wouldn’t let this president buy a car for you.” – A go-to attack on President Obama’s skills as a negotiator, said while criticizing the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran.

2. “I have an Irish father and a Sicilian mother.” –This Christie town-hall staple segues into an explanation of his skills at “conflict resolution.” While he won’t have time tonight to riff on his upbringing, he could touch on it to give a national audience a sense of who he is as a person.

POSTED: Monday, August 3, 2015, 11:42 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stands on the stage prior to the Voters First Presidential Forum for Republicans at Saint Anselm College August 3, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Near the end of a forum featuring most of the Republican presidential field Monday night in New Hampshire, Gov. Christie got a question on whether his time to run had passed.

“Jack, you saying I’m washed up?” Christie said in a joking tone to New Hampshire radio host Jack Heath, the forum's moderator.

“No. But if you’re going to open the door, I’ll take it,” Heath said, noting that Christie had “gone through some battles” in New Jersey.

POSTED: Monday, July 27, 2015, 9:15 PM
New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie greets people at Mary Ann's Diner July 3, 2015 in Derry, New Hampshire. ( Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie returned Monday to New Hampshire, where a new poll shows his standing has slipped since February, after a dozen trips by him to the first-in-the-nation primary state.

The NBC/Marist poll of potential New Hampshire Republican primary voters – the first such survey since Christie announced his presidential campaign June 30 – found the New Jersey governor with 6 percent support, putting him in a 5th place tie with neurosurgeon Ben Carson on the GOP side. Leading the crowded field was media mogul Donald Trump, with 21 percent support.

The last NBC/Marist poll of New Hampshire Republican voters was conducted in February, when Christie had 13 percent support – and when Trump wasn’t included in the poll. (Another new addition to the poll, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, had 7 percent support.)

POSTED: Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 12:28 PM
Gov. Christie said in South Carolina that he would work to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare. (AP Photo)

Gov. Christie took a few questions from reporters Monday night after his town hall meeting in Mount Pleasant, S.C., where he was campaigning. Here are his answers:

Question: How are you going to make inroads in South Carolina?

Christie: I think people make a lot of assumptions based upon certain stereotypes or backgrounds about who’s going to do well where. I’ve been down here a bunch since 2010 — for Gov. [Nikki] Haley twice and for [Sen.] Tim Scott. People have always responded really well. I think that’s why campaigns matter. We just work real hard, let people get to know us, and we’ll see where the chips fall. But I think I’ll do real well in South Carolina.

POSTED: Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 1:55 PM
Gov. Larry Hogan endorses Gov. Christie for president. Christie worked on his behalf in his campaign, which ended in an upset win. MARK WILSON / Getty Images

Gov. Christie got the endorsement Wednesday of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, after betting last year on the Republican's chances to win the governorship of the blue state.

On Wednesday, it was Hogan's turn to bet. "I think he will be the next president," he said of Christie. A video of the remarks, given outside the Double T Diner in Annapolis, Md., was released by Christie's campaign.

Hogan, who became governor of Maryland in January, noted the efforts Christie made on his behalf as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. The RGA spent $1.2 million in backing Hogan, who pulled off an upset in November.

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