On this week's edition of Political Bytes, Senior Statehouse Correspondent Kevin McArdle and I discuss whether Gov. Christie's recent town hall in New Hampshire helped or hurt his prospects as a potential 2016 presidential candidate.

We also look at the ongoing state budget talks and likely next steps in that process.

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has been in the news a lot lately as well. Menendez has received support from donors and fellow Senate Democrats, following his 14-count federal indictment on corruption charges.

Watch this week's Political Bytes in the video below.