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POSTED: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 1:14 PM

Claiming in a speech to the NAACP last weekend that he had been unfairly attacked by public worker unions, Gov. Christie said there had been “tens of millions of dollars” of spending by a union in the state on ads “that says things like: Chris Christie: He loves millionaires, hates children

"It is an interesting moment in a public servant’s life when you’re driving down the New Jersey Turnpike, and your children see a billboard that says that their father hates children,” the governor said. “Now, of all the things that I’ve said over time about leaders of our public employee unions, I’ve never said they hate their children. … That’s a big thing to say, everybody.”

Only the billboard didn’t say that, argues the New Jersey Education Association – which says it was the only union to put up billboards about Christie.

POSTED: Thursday, October 9, 2014, 2:37 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (left) and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett are both Republicans. (File photos)

With Republicans defending 22 of the 36 governors’ seats up for election next month, Gov. Christie faces competing demands as chairman of the Republican Governors Association in deciding where to spend his time and the group’s money.

So is it a wise investment for Christie to campaign for Gov. Corbett, who is running 17 points behind Democratic challenger Tom Wolf in a poll released this week?

“Tom Corbett’s never lost a race,” Christie said at a news conference today in Trenton, hours before he is due to appear at a Corbett rally outside Philadelphia in the Main Line suburb of Wayne. “Tom Corbett has never been ahead in the polls, except for his last race near the end. So no, I’m not ready to give up on Tom Corbett, by a long shot.”

POSTED: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 11:16 AM
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Carlo Allegri / Reuters)

Gov. Christie stood at a podium outside Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick Tuesday afternoon to announce what his office had called a “new multi-state effort” to help prevent prescription drug abuse.

The announcement was an expansion of an existing effort the state made public months earlier – as a later press release from the office made clear.

But regardless of how much news Christie’s events present, the opportunity to ask him questions is often enough to draw out reporters – as was the case Tuesday.

POSTED: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 1:11 PM

Gov. Christie will again lend support to Gov. Corbett’s lagging reelection bid during campaign events for the Pennsylvania governor Thursday in Philadelphia’s western suburbs.

Christie, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will attend a rally for Corbett 4 p.m. Thursday in Wayne, followed by a private fundraising event in Bryn Mawr. Corbett has been trailing Democrat Tom Wolf by double digits as he tries to win election for a second term.

Christie previously campaigned with Corbett in the Harrisburg area in September, and campaigned and attended fundraisers with the Pennsylvania governor in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia in June.

POSTED: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 4:21 PM
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who is New Jersey’s acting governor today, broke her wrist and elbow in a bike accident and is in the hospital, the governor’s office said.

Guadagno was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center following the accident, which happened this morning in Sea Bright when she braked suddenly to avoid a vehicle, falling off her bike, said spokesman Kevin Roberts.

Guadagno, who was with her husband at the time, was taken to the hospital by ambulance, Roberts said. He did not give the time of the accident, but said it occurred in the early morning.

POSTED: Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 9:30 AM

Gov. Christie targeted President Obama in two national media interviews Tuesday, criticizing the president for saying the intelligence community had underestimated the threat posed by the Islamic terrorist group ISIS.

Christie, who is weighing a run for president in 2016, told CNN he was “disturbed” by Obama’s interview with 60 Minutes Sunday, “when he said they underestimated ISIS. It should be ‘we,” Mr. President. It’s your administration. And when you’re the leader, you have to be held accountable for what they do.”

The Republican governor said Obama’s remark “makes people a little less certain of his footing on these things,” and said he hoped the president would “correct what I hope was a misstatement.”

POSTED: Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:28 AM
Chris Christie in October 2012 (left) and September 2014. The New Jersey governor told would-be contributors that he had lost 85 pounds since lapband surgery in February 2013. (Getty Images)

Gov. Christie says a news report that he lost 85 pounds since weight-loss surgery isn’t accurate, though he isn’t revealing how many pounds he’s shed.

“First off, I don’t talk about numbers,” Christie said Tuesday night in Stamford, Conn., where he was campaigning in his role as Republican Governors Association chairman for Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley. ABC News posted video of Christie’s remarks.

“So the report in the New York Times – I can tell you this much, it wasn’t accurate. But I’m not going to tell you why it wasn’t accurate. I don’t talk about that stuff. And the reason I don’t is because that’s my business and not anybody else’s,” Christie said.

POSTED: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 2:35 PM

Gov. Christie is heading to Wisconsin later this month to campaign for Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

Christie, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will visit Wisconsin Sept. 29, an RGA spokesman confirmed Wednesday. Further details on the visit were not available.

Walker, who previously survived a recall effort, is now trying to fend off a challenge from Democrat Mary Burke as he seeks reelection. A Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday found Walker and Burke each taking 46 percent of the state's registered voters, though Walker led Burke 49 percent to 46 percent among likely voters. 

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