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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. 

POSTED: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 10:59 AM

Gov. Christie today kicks off a campaign swing as chairman of the Republican Governors Association that will take him through four states in two days – including the early presidential primary states of South Carolina and New Hampshire.

The New Jersey governor will campaign and fundraise for South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley today, stumping with Haley in Charleston this afternoon before attending a series of fundraisers for the RGA, Haley, and the South Carolina Republican Party. Haley is challenged by Democrat Vincent Sheheen.

He will then head Wednesday to New Hampshire – his third RGA visit in four months to the state that hosts the first-in-the-nation primary. This time, however, Christie won’t just be campaigning for Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein: He’ll also attend a rally for U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown, formerly a senator from Massachusetts.

POSTED: Monday, September 8, 2014, 10:24 AM
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

As Gov. Christie continues to travel the country – and beyond – in appearances that build speculation about a possible presidential bid, Democrats want to make sure the controversy that threatened his national rise isn’t forgotten.

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is appearing today in Fort Lee, a day before the one-year anniversary of the unannounced lane closures at the George Washington Bridge that snarled traffic in the Bergen County borough.

National Democrats say they are also targeting the memories of Fort Lee commuters through Pandora and mobile ads. A script released by the DNC for a 15-second Pandora ad reads: “Gridlock. That’s what happened one year ago in Fort Lee, when the Christie administration shut down lanes to the GWB. But it’s also what Chris Christie has brought to New Jersey – wrecking our economy and losing our trust.”

POSTED: Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 4:15 PM

As he courts Mexican investors during a trade mission this week, Gov. Christie will be accompanied by a 15-member delegation featuring a number of CEOs, political allies, and Hispanic leaders.

The delegation members, whose names were released by Christie’s office Tuesday, range from energy company executives to restaurateurs and a Mexican pastor who is a leader among Hispanic evangelical Christians.

They will join the New Jersey governor during his three-day itinerary, which begins Wednesday and will feature meetings with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and other political and business leaders. The trip is billed as a mission that will build on New Jersey’s relations with its second-largest export partner, with a focus on the energy, pharmaceutical and higher education sectors.

POSTED: Monday, August 18, 2014, 6:53 PM

The political ramifications of last week’s indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry were evident Monday on both sides of the Delaware River.

While New Jersey’s Gov. Christie, in his role as chair of a national GOP group, came to Perry’s defense, Pennsylvania’s Gov. Corbett sought to distance himself from the fellow Republican.

Perry was charged Friday with two felony counts of abuse of power for vetoing funding for the office of a district attorney whom he wanted to resign. He had threatened to do just that.

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