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WATCH: Christie to head south of the border

In this week’s edition of our Political Bytes video series, state house reporter Kevin McArdle and I discuss some of Gov. Chris Christie's recent appearances throughout the state as well as his upcoming trip to Mexico, which some believe is yet another indication of his unannounced intention to run for president in 2016.

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Governor Chris Christie speaks in Parsippany, NJ.  (Governor's Office, Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie speaks in Parsippany, NJ. (Governor's Office, Tim Larsen)
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Christie gets good news from Iowa

Should he decide to run for president, Gov. Chris Christie is getting positive marks in Iowa.

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Regina Egea, left, answers a question as she appears before the legislative panel investigating Bridgegate
Regina Egea, left, answers a question as she appears before the legislative panel investigating Bridgegate (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Bridgegate panel pushes for Christie aide’s texts

While much of the New Jersey political buzz recently has focused on Gov. Chris Christie's travel and possible presidential aspirations, a familiar story is back in the news.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center back to camera, greets protesters, mostly casino workers, before a town hall meeting Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Ocean City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center back to camera, greets protesters, mostly casino workers, before a town hall meeting Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Ocean City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Christie advisor blows off 2016 talk

Gov. Chris Christie's chief political strategist is not offering up many details about a potential 2016 White House run.

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Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Anthony Bucco attend the Daytop Adolescent Treatment Facility Groundbreaking ceremony in Pittsgrove.
Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Anthony Bucco attend the Daytop Adolescent Treatment Facility Groundbreaking ceremony in Pittsgrove. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Sweeney quietly building support to run for governor

Much of New Jersey's political attention has been on Gov. Chris Christie's potential presidential run, but Senate President Steve Sweeney is slowly gearing up for his own expected run for governor.

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Governor Chris Christie answers questions during his town hall in Long Branch, N.J. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie answers questions during his town hall in Long Branch, N.J. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Major GOP donor supports Christie for president

While many of the heavyweight Republican donors are staying mum on the 2016 presidential election, one is already throwing his weight behind Gov. Chris Christie.

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Legislature waits on Christie’s decisions

This time of year is usually the quiet period at the State House, but there is much anticipation about a slew of bills sitting on Gov. Chris Christie's desk.

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Governor Chris Christie and Mayor Cory Booker share a laugh
Governor Chris Christie and Mayor Cory Booker share a laugh at ribbon cutting of Teachers Village in Newark (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Christie backs Bell, goes easy on Booker

Gov. Chris Christie is offering up support to New Jersey's Senate Republican candidate, Jeff Bell, but has been careful not to blast Bell's opponent, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).

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Governor Chris Christie holds his "Conversation Down the Shore" town hall in Long Branch, N.J. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie holds his "Conversation Down the Shore" town hall in Long Branch, N.J. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Christie mum on White House run

At his Tuesday town hall in Long Branch, Gov. Chris Christie was again asked about a potential presidential run, and once again, was non-committal.

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Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Christie backs fellow embattled GOP Gov.

Gov. Chris Christie is coming to the defense of Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), who was indicted Friday on on two felony counts of abuse of power.

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