July 23, 2015 |
It rained on their first date, and Sara charmed Ron by showing up in her wellies. Later, when they lived together, a torrential storm flushed eight inches of water into their basement apartment in Washington. The couple decamped to a hotel and saw the crisis as a test: "This really sucks, but we're going to be OK," Ron says. "We laughed it off. " It poured on their wedding day in April 2011, flooding the road to the mountainside mansion where they were planning an outdoor ceremony.
July 16, 2015 |
The super PAC supporting Gov. Christie's presidential candidacy announced Tuesday that it had raised $11 million since it was formed in February, a haul close to some of his competitors' but significantly less than the amount raised by allies of Jeb Bush. Christie, a Republican who formally announced his candidacy June 30, has not disclosed fund-raising totals for his campaign. He will not have to report those figures until Oct. 15. Phil Cox, director of the super PAC America Leads, said the group had set a goal of raising $15 million to $20 million by the end of 2015 and was on track to exceed that.
July 8, 2015 |
WITH apologies to Stephen Sondheim: Send in the clowns. There ought to be clowns . . . but wait, they're already here. How many Republican candidates can one get into one of those miniature cars in the center ring of the presidential circus now playing an extended gig in various locations throughout the country? There are already some 14, or is it 15, who want to be the GOP's nominee for the job no one in his right mind would want in the first place. Among the latest, of course, are the comb-over champion of the western world, Donald Trump, and the specialist in traffic jams, Gov. Chris Christie, of New Jersey.
July 2, 2015 |
It's time for some traffic problems on the road to the White House. Presaging even less time for his day job running New Jersey, Gov. Christie became the 14th official candidate to merge into the Republican presidential bottleneck Tuesday. Christie made the long-expected announcement at the North Jersey high school where he once settled for the presidency of his class. It was also at Livingston High that a callow Christie met (though, by his account, was too cool to hang out with)
July 1, 2015 |
Gov. Christie is set to announce his presidential candidacy Tuesday at the high school he attended, a venue that will enable him to feature his roots and upbringing. The Livingston School District's interim superintendent, however, isn't embracing the role as host. "I don't think it's any secret that most of my political and educational views are about 180 degrees from the governor's," Jim O'Neill said Monday. A critic of the Republican governor's policies on charter schools and the state's management of school districts under its control, among other issues, O'Neill doesn't plan to attend the announcement.
June 28, 2015 |
TRENTON - Facing reporters Friday, Gov. Christie wouldn't confirm his plans to announce a presidential campaign early next week. But he inched a little closer. "There will be plenty of time to talk about my political future next week," the Republican governor said at a Statehouse news conference after he signed a budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. On Thursday, word leaked that Christie planned to enter the 2016 race with an announcement Tuesday at Livingston High School, his alma mater.
June 5, 2015 |
RYAN DAY is the third quarterbacks coach in three Eagles offseasons for Chip Kelly, but Day offers something neither Bill Lazor nor Bill Musgrave brought to the table. "I've played for coach Kelly. I've played quarterback for coach Kelly, and I've played in this offense before," said Day, a starter at QB for three seasons at New Hampshire when Kelly was the offensive coordinator there. "I'm able to share a little bit of some of my experiences with [Eagles QBs]. " The Eagles gave reporters a rare (NFL-mandated)
June 1, 2015 |
BELMAR, N.J. - On Friday, Gov. Christie greeted beachgoers on a familiar Jersey Shore boardwalk. By next week, he will be in Florida, South Carolina, and New Hampshire; the week after that, it's back to New Hampshire, Iowa, and Utah. The Republican governor, eyeing a 2016 presidential campaign, has traveled out of state on at least 67 of the first 151 days of the year, according to a review of public schedules released by his office and other information. That figure encompasses a variety of travel, from his three-day trade mission to the United Kingdom to visits to early presidential primary states to numerous trips to nearby New York, including for fund-raisers, national television interviews, and sports games.
May 27, 2015 |
Gov. Christie was gone, trailed by reporters as he left the Portsmouth, N.H., park where he had called for military investment and tougher intelligence. But not everyone had dispersed. "That's really important in politics - show who you are," Matt Mowers said, talking with a couple who approached him after last week's speech. Once tasked with assisting New Jersey mayors as an aide in Christie's administration and courting their endorsements for his 2013 reelection campaign, Mowers, 25, now is trying to build relationships for Christie in New Hampshire, the first-in-the-nation primary state, seen as key to the governor's presidential chances.
May 22, 2015 |
READING - Ruben Amaro Jr. and Pat Gillick sat in a box perched behind home plate. Dickie Noles and a few Phillies scouts were in the ballpark's front rows. The Phillies brass was out in numbers on Wednesday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium. It was Aaron Nola day in Reading. The Phillies prized pitching prospect did not disappoint. Nola pitched seven scoreless innings in double-A Reading's 4-0 win over New Hampshire. The righthander walked one and struck out seven while allowing four hits, all of which were singles.