Tag Archives: Gov. Chris Christie

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Rendell Mocks Christie’s Love of the Dallas Cowboys

“If you are a Jerseyite or a Pennsylvanian and you’re rooting for the Cowboys, it means you’re not secure in yourself and you wanted to root for a team that was a team in your youth that was a constant winner. … How can a Jersey guy be a Cowboys fan? It’s pathetic.

— Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D, commenting on Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) unapologetic love for the Dallas Cowboys, CNN reports.

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Chris Christie Hits a New Low Among Jerseyites

42%

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) favorability rating among New Jersey voters — the lowest ever recorded by the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

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Christie Favors Abolishing Campaign-Donation Limits

The idea you’re going to take money out of politics is just not going to happen. None of these laws change that. So let’s just have transparency to it.

— New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), voicing support “for an end to campaign-finance limits, which he said have led to a system that has obscured the sources — but not stemmed the rise — of money in politics,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Christie’s Approval Rating Recovers

51%

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) job approval rating, which has stabilized after suffering a significant drop when the Bridgegate scandal broke in early January, according to a new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll. The poll found the governor’s rating is similar to his standing in February, which fell by double digits since his re-election last year.

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No Deaths Resulted From N.J. Retaliatory Bridge Closure

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Number of deaths caused by the closure of access ramps to the George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee, N.J., according to a comprehensive review by the Associated Press: “A traffic jam deliberately orchestrated by members of Gov. Chris Christie’s staff that caused days of gridlock in northern New Jersey appeared not to lead to anyone’s death or seriously compromise their medical care.”

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Newark Star Ledger Offers a Correction that’s a Distinction Without a Difference

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Drewniak referred to the Port Authority’s executive director as a ‘piece of crap.’ While Drewniak did call him a ‘piece of excrement,’ it was David Wildstein who referred to the executive director as a ‘piece of crap.’

Newark Star-Ledger, making a correction a day after walking back its endorsement of Chris Christie for governor in 2013.

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Said Like a True Libertarian

It’s important that people think that their government not be used to bully them.

— Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), quoted by KTRK, on the scandals surrounding Gov. Chris Christie (R).

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A “Look Back” at Chris Christie’s Very Bad Month, ala Facebook

Those one-minute Facebook “look back” videos probably held your interest for about 30 seconds. But this one, put out by the Democratic party about Gov. Chris Christie’s (R-NJ) past month, has a little longer shelf life.