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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:00 PM

NJ GOV. CHRISTIE ANNOUNCES RE-ELECTION BID

Source: AP


By ANGELA DELLI SANTI

Nov. 26 4:31 PM EST

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) His popularity surging because of his handling of Superstorm Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday that he will seek re-election so he can continue leading the state through a recovery effort he said will extend past his first term.

"The public needs to know that I'm in this for the long haul, that the person who has helped to lead them through the initial crisis wants to help lead them through the rebuilding and restoration of our state," he said at a news briefing in Middletown, where he had come to thank first responders and volunteers.

"It would be wrong for me to leave now," the 50-year-old Republican governor said. "I don't want to leave now. We have a job to do. That job won't be finished by next year."

The gubernatorial election is a year from now. Christie said he made his decision after talking with his family over the weekend. He said his wife and four children, ages 9 to 19, were unanimous in their decision he should run again.

Read more: http://www.bigstory.ap.org/article/ap-sources-christie-files-seek-re-election

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Reply NJ GOV. CHRISTIE ANNOUNCES RE-ELECTION BID (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
hollysmom Nov 2012 #1
Panasonic Nov 2012 #2
cstanleytech Nov 2012 #5
ahostett Nov 2012 #3
panAmerican Nov 2012 #6
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:39 PM

1. nope - not voting for him unless cueless dems run Corzine again.

Note: my main problem with Corzine is that he wanted to sell the parkway and the turnpike to private authority to run - like it is so easy to build new roads in this over built state, What a disaster that would have been. He might as well have been a clueless republican - privatizing never works ever ever ever.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:25 PM

2. NJ Democrats - what are your best candidates for this moron

 

I don't care if he's fat and ugly, he's a R, and the state needs a firm D and someone that'll last more than one term.

I am not thrilled about Cory Booker because of his comments regarding corporations, plus he sounds like a Third Wayer (DLC) and I am against Third Wayers on principle.



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Response to Panasonic (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:13 PM

5. Its not so much as he is an R that I have an issue with but rather

that he still supported Romney even after Sandy hit while still knowing Romneys opinion on FEMA.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:48 PM

3. I think Booker might be it

I think that Cory Booker might be it, unfortunately. The Democratic Party may have to take baby steps towards an actual progressive. Booker has the statewide recognition and the charisma to take Christie down. Doesn't mean I like everything the man's ever said publicly. I'd love for there to be another viable candidate, but I'm not sure there is one. I have heard Lou Greenwald's name floated about, but he is a George Norcross minion.

I fear NJ politicians in general. They are a corrupt lot and most stink to high heaven. Love me some Rush Holt or Frank Lautenberg, but most of the bunch especially in South Jersey (where I'm living right now) are beholden to some iffy interests.

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Response to ahostett (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 03:01 PM

6. Booker has plenty more that he can still accomplish in Newark

Booker can have my vote in 2020, but for 2016 I would vote for Chris Christie again. Maybe he can have a position in Obama's second term administration, but I can think he can do a lot more good in Newark.

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