Speaking this week in New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Christie said if he ran for president and won, in his first 100 days in office he would simplify the country's tax system and pass policies to expand America's energy independence. Two of the governor's critics were quick to respond.
Gov. Chris Christie is the first New Jersey governor since Woodrow Wilson to be seriously considered as a potential presidential candidate, but Garden State chief executives almost always get a little presidential buzz at some point, according to two political experts.
Two issues considered dead weight in a Chris Christie presidential run in 2016 can actually be carried through Republican primaries with little problem, according to one New Jersey political expert: Bridgegate and the governor's famous embrace of President Barack Obama after Superstorm Sandy.
If a presidential primary was held today in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie would win the Republican nod, as would former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the Democrats' side. The latest Quinnipiac University poll finds Clinton would then defeat Christie by double digits in a head-to-head matchup.
Before his State of the State address Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie held an off-the-record briefing with national media outlets only and shut out New Jersey journalists . That could be viewed as one sign that he will toss his hat in the ring and run for president in 2016, but other signals were clearly evident in the speech as well.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In Washington, in Iowa, in New Hampshire, really in any place that's already talking about the 2016 campaign for president, just about everyone expects Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president.
In mid-December, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced he was exploring a run for the White House - a move some feel would cut into Gov. Chris Christie's moderate Republican base should he decide to run for president in 2016. One veteran political insider said no one should rule Christie out just yet.
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