January 12, 2016 |
TRENTON - Outside groups backing Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich are blitzing New Hampshire with attack ads that portray Gov. Christie's New Jersey as a wasteland of high taxes and credit downgrades, a laboratory for expansion of Obamacare, and home to a governor with unscrupulous aides under criminal indictment. Donald Trump, the unvarnished celebrity real estate mogul leading the GOP race, has declared that New Jersey is the "worst state in the union in terms of economics. " Against that backdrop of an unpredictable and brawling presidential race, Christie will return briefly to Trenton on Tuesday to deliver his annual State of the State address with a chance to tell a better story about his record in New Jersey.
December 30, 2015 |
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump unleashed a fusillade of attacks Monday on Gov. Christie, a rival, criticizing him on everything from New Jersey's economy to the George Washington Bridge scandal. Trump's remarks came in response to a Sunday editorial by the publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader, which called the celebrity real estate mogul's campaign "an insult to the intelligence of Republican voters. " Trump accused Christie - who was endorsed by the Union Leader and is gaining ground in Granite State polls - of encouraging the publisher, Joseph W. McQuaid, to write the editorial.
December 23, 2015 |
HOLLIS, N.H. - As he fielded questions from New Hampshire voters Sunday night - summoning emotional stories about the days after Hurricane Sandy - Gov. Christie turned the floor over to another governor. "If you've got a tough decision to make, Chris Christie's the right guy. Some people don't realize what a loving, caring guy he is," Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan told the crowd at the Peterborough town hall. He then recounted advice Christie gave him during the recent Baltimore riots: "He told me to get up to Baltimore, show some leadership.
December 2, 2015 |
Gov. Christie on Monday rebutted Donald Trump's claim that thousands of people in New Jersey had celebrated the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, using stronger terms than when he said he didn't recall the scene described by his rival. "It didn't happen," Christie told reporters in New Hampshire. "The fact is, people can say anything, but the facts are the facts. That did not happen in New Jersey that day, and it hasn't happened since. " The remarks drew Christie into Trump's crosshairs.
December 1, 2015 |
Gov. Christie begins another two-day campaign swing through New Hampshire on Monday, this time with a fresh endorsement from the only statewide newspaper in the first-in-the-nation primary state. In an editorial running across the top of Sunday's newspaper - with the headline "For our safety, our future: Chris Christie for President" - publisher Joe McQuaid wrote that Christie is "the one candidate who has the range and type of experience the nation desperately needs," citing his background as governor and U.S. attorney.
November 24, 2015
CURRENT AND would-be political leaders ought to be ashamed. I mean, even more so than usual. Let me tell you why. Last week was the anniversary of Lincoln's 1864 Gettysburg Address. It was a short speech. We're created equal. We need to preserve government of, by and for the people. A speech, in other words, aimed at unifying the nation. This is the week of Thanksgiving, an American holiday whose date varied from state to state until set by Lincoln in an 1864 proclamation - aimed at unifying the nation.
November 14, 2015 |
The super PAC backing Gov. Christie's presidential campaign said Thursday that it had launched its first radio ad in Iowa, portraying the New Jersey governor as a "true conservative outsider who successfully took the fight to liberal Democrats in a blue state. " A spokesman for the political action committee, America Leads, said the ad would run initially for two weeks, debuting on a dozen stations Friday. The ad is airing in New Hampshire, the PAC said. The spokesman would not say how much it cost but described the buy as "significant.
November 12, 2015 |
Gov. Christie on Tuesday sought to make the case that he was the best choice in the GOP presidential field to defeat Hillary Rodham Clinton, while he also swatted back attacks that he was a "big government Republican" who wouldn't rein in spending. Appearing in the so-called undercard debate, the New Jersey governor all but ignored an onslaught of criticism leveled by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, instead deciding to answer almost every question with warnings about a potential Clinton presidency.
November 7, 2015 |
Gov. Christie was sent down to the minors Thursday. The New Jersey governor was bumped from next week's main GOP presidential debate after failing to muster enough support in national polls to qualify. Christie did not meet the threshold set by Fox Business Network, which required candidates to average at least 2.5 percent support among likely Republican voters in the four most recent national polls that met its criteria to qualify for Tuesday's debate in Milwaukee. The network announced the lineup Thursday night, and Christie fell short.
September 26, 2015 |
City Within a City. Project Arizona. Cherokee. Those are just a few of the Camden redevelopment schemes that have failed over the last 50 years in this tough old town, where empty promises are almost as common as empty lots. I'm reminded of this Thursday as a blockbuster announcement - a $1 billion mixed-use downtown waterfront complex anchored by two sleek high-rises - lures me to the Adventure Aquarium. I sigh as I remember how often I have sat in this very room, or others like it, scribbling madly as parades of politicos and assorted developers urge an audience to look beyond the Camden all around them and focus on the Camden of the future.