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Christie’s Wife Resigned as Managing Director at Angelo Gordon

bloomberg.com — Mary Pat Christie, the wife of potential presidential candidate Chris Christie, has resigned her position as a managing director at Angelo Gordon. "Mrs. Christie has decided to take a hiatus from her work in the finance world to spend more time with her family and young children," Kevin Roberts, a spokesman for the New Jersey governor, said in an e-mailed statement on Friday.

Chris Christie Says New Jersey Finances ‘Significantly Better’ Than 2010

bloomberg.com — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has presided over a record nine credit downgrades, said the state's finances are "significantly better" than when he took office. Christie, a second-term Republican who may run for president, said during a town-hall meeting in Cedar Grove on Thursday that the state was three weeks away from running out of cash when he took the helm in January 2010.

Chris Christie Says 2016 Hopefuls Are 'All Fine Americans'

bloomberg.com — Chris Christie shared a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream Wednesday night with late-night television host Jimmy Fallon and withheld his opinion on the roster of declared 2016 presidential hopefuls of both parties.

New Jersey Teachers Union Ends Pension Talks With Christie

bloomberg.com — New Jersey's largest teachers union said Tuesday it has ended talks about overhauling the state's beleaguered pension with Governor Chris Christie, who had touted the discussions as a model of cooperation. Wendell Steinhauer, president of the 195,000-member New Jersey Education Association, said his union is no longer communicating with the Pension and Benefits Study Commission that Christie created last year.

Can Chris Christie Stanch the Bleeding?

bloomberg.com — To put it mildly, this is not the presidential campaign Chris Christie would have envisioned for himself. No wonder the New Jersey governor and one-time Republican rock star is heading to Washington D.C. on Tuesday.

Chris Christie's Comeback Tour Might Have One Catch

bloomberg.com — Chris Christie had a simple goal when he came to New Hampshire this week: prove he had a fighting chance in the early primary state that he has to win in order to have a shot at the Republican nomination.

Pataki Labors in New Hampshire, Just Outside the Spotlight

bloomberg.com — George Pataki, the three-term governor of New York who's twice toyed with presidential politics, hasn't declared himself a candidate for 2016, but he's sure acting like it. Pataki, a Republican who led the state at the time of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, said recently he's "leaning toward" a run.

New Jersey Cut by Moody’s as Christie Gets Ninth Debt Downgrade

bloomberg.com — New Jersey had its credit rating cut one level by Moody's Investors Service, giving Governor Chris Christie the ninth downgrade of his tenure as he considers a 2016 presidential run. The reduction to A2, the sixth-highest rank, brings the Moody's mark in line with those of Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings.

Chris Christie Ally David Samson’s Loyalty May Be Tested as Probe Winds Down

bloomberg.com — Even as his name is scrubbed from the law firm he co-founded, David Samson's association with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie can't be so easily erased. They forged their relationship more than a decade ago as prosecutors targeted by a street gang.

Chris Christie Makes Himself Clear on Vaccines

bloomberg.com — Chris Christie, asked at a New Hampshire town hall meeting on Wednesday about the touchy subject of vaccinations, this time made it clear he supports mandatory immunizations. When New Jersey's governor was asked by an audience member on Wednesday whether he would allow people to opt out of vaccines if they had objections, the second-term Republican and potential candidate for president said, "You can't count on me," earning him a round of applause.
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Apr 23, 2015

Chris Christie Says New Jersey Finances ‘Significantly Better’ Than 2010 bloom.bg/1Ppt1Or

Apr 23, 2015

U.S. bridges are falling down as states and localities don't take advantage of lowest #muni rates bloom.bg/1QolpNt by @BChappatta

Apr 17, 2015

Notice the red box in pic, live streamer. All the opposition trackers are using them.



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