February 18, 2015 |
CONCORD, N.H. - Leo Ouellette, a retired mailman from New Hampshire, is a fan of Gov. Christie's brash personality. But that does not necessarily mean he'll vote for Christie in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. While Ouellette, 72, likes Christie - "I don't want a wimp," he said Monday, a cup of coffee in front of him, at the Windmill Restaurant in Concord - he also likes Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. "I'm wide open," Ouellette said. So, too, is the field of prospective Republican presidential candidates, as viewed by voters, elected officials, and strategists in the state.
January 4, 2015 |
Gov. Christie's schedule this month and next includes plans to attend a Lincoln Day dinner in Illinois, inaugurations for governors in Maryland and Florida, and an event in the early presidential nominating state of Iowa. The governor's trips come as he considers a run for the White House in 2016. The travel will be paid for by the New Jersey Republican State Committee, said Mark Sheridan, the party's general counsel. Christie, who traveled the country in 2014 as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, is expected to attend two inaugurations this month for governors he backed in the run-up to November's elections.
November 21, 2014 |
BOCA RATON, Fla. - One veteran of many Republican Governors Association meetings called it "the peacock parade. " Heads turned as at least a half-dozen governors considered potential 2016 presidential candidates swept with their entourages through the colonnaded walks and polished palazzos of a luxury oceanside resort here Wednesday - including, of course, the outgoing chairman of the association, Gov. Christie. "You can see them all profiling," said Charles Breslin, a Philadelphia business consultant who has advised governors and their staffs on health-care issues and is attending the conference.
November 6, 2014 |
As Republican governors across the country claimed wins Tuesday, so did Gov. Christie. The national face of the effort to elect Republican governors, Christie helped raise $106 million and visited at least 35 states as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. The role allowed him to tout his party's successes - victories in blue states, swing states, and a net gain of two governor's seats - during a blitz of morning-show appearances Wednesday. He also fielded questions about his political ambitions, saying on NBC's Today that he had not decided on a 2016 presidential bid, but he and wife Mary Pat would "have to start talking about that in earnest.
November 1, 2014 |
After shouting down a protester during his lone day this week in New Jersey, Gov. Christie was on the road again Thursday, embarking on a cross-country tour that will send him through a staggering 19 states in four days as he campaigns for candidates ahead of the Nov. 4 elections. The governor's travels as chairman of the Republican Governors Association (RGA), while spanning the country, will include a stop closer to home Sunday night at a rally in Bucks County for Gov. Corbett. On Thursday, Christie traveled to Arizona before appearing in New Mexico with Gov. Susana Martinez, who stood beside him as he addressed Wednesday's "sit-down-and-shut-up" takedown of a Hurricane Sandy protester.
October 26, 2014 |
In the final two weeks of Pennsylvania's gubernatorial campaign, Democrat Tom Wolf and Republican Gov. Corbett have ended up with roughly the same amount of money to spend - not counting any new fund-raising - which bodes well for Wolf as he continues to lead in the polls. Wolf reported about $3 million cash on hand and Corbett about $3.2 million, according to Friday's campaign finance reports, the last to be filed before the Nov. 4 election. "They can neutralize each other's efforts in the home stretch, at least in terms of ad volume," said Chris Borick, a political science professor at Muhlenberg College.
September 30, 2014 |
Kim Guadagno has toured New Jersey for almost five years as lieutenant governor, visiting hundreds of businesses and attending luncheons, conferences, and groundbreakings. Though her public schedule is busy, the profile of the woman who could succeed Gov. Christie - as early as next year if he resigns to run for president - remains relatively low. That doesn't surprise her. Christie "is the highest-profile governor in this country," Guadagno said in a phone interview last week. "Name me, if you could, any other lieutenant governor in the country.
September 12, 2014 |
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. - They bashed President Obama, praised each other's leadership, and shared a hug on stage. Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Gov. Christie, who campaigned for Romney in the run-up to the 2012 election, were together again Wednesday - this time at a fund-raiser for the New Jersey Republican Party that doubled as a 52d birthday celebration for Christie. And this time Christie, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, is the one publicly mulling a bid for the Republican nomination in 2016 - though he assured attendees Wednesday night that he was focused on his "main job" as governor.
September 11, 2014
ISSUE | FRACKING OK to speak up, docs Contrary to your editorial, the Commonwealth Court could not have been clearer with respect to claims that Act 13 contains a gag rule ("Unearthing drilling risks," Sept. 8). Indeed, the court wrote, "Nothing in Act 13 precludes a physician from sharing with other medical providers any trade secrets that are necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of an individual. " Thanks to Gov. Corbett, Pennsylvania remains one of only two states to expressly guarantee that health care professionals receive all chemical information related to the fracking process.
August 13, 2014 |
As Gov. Christie travels the country to support Republicans running for governor, he also is charting a course that could bear on his ability to seek the party's nomination for president in 2016. Christie has traveled to 21 states as chairman of the Republican Governors Association - a tally that will grow to 26 by the end of the month, according to the RGA. The governor is due to head to Maine on Tuesday and Alabama and Mississippi on Wednesday. Among the states Christie has visited are several with early primaries and caucuses that will be key to the 2016 contest, including Iowa and New Hampshire - trips that drew wide media attention - and South Carolina, where Christie is expected to head in September.