Manchester, N.H. Chris Christie knocked Jeb Bush, his rival for the Republican nomination, for sitting on the sidelines during recent political debates. In an interview, Christie said he hasn't noticed Bush in the fray since the former Florida governor left office nearly a decade ago.
"I haven’t seen him around much since he left office in 2007, in terms of working on Republican issues around the country. I’ve been around campaigning for everybody, and I haven’t seen Jeb much out there doing that stuff," Christie said in a Monday interview with THE WEEKLY STANDARD.
The New Jersey governor also said it would be "helpful to nominate someone who’s been in the fight on the 21st century issues, not the 20th century issues." By that, did Christie mean Bush?
"I just think his experience is much more relevant to an earlier period of time," Christie responded. "And like I said to you, I haven’t seen him out a lot until most recently. I haven't seen him out a lot helping and fighting for Republican candidates or Republican causes."
Christie was first elected to the governor's office in 2009 and was reelected in 2013. Bush was to two terms as well, in 1998 and 2002.
Bush currently ranks second in the GOP presidential primary national poll average, with 12.7 percent, while Christie is ranked tenth, with 3.2 percent.
Manchester, N.H. New Jersey governor Chris Christie, a Republican, said former secretary of state Hillary Clinton should stop using "code words" when defending Planned Parenthood and reiterated his support for defunding the organization on a federal level. Christie responded to a video produced by Clinton's presidential campaign in which the Democratic frontrunner directly criticizes Republicans for "assaulting" the nation's largest abortion provider.
Keene, N.H. Shirley Paulson showed up to 50-cent wing night at Lab ’n Lager in downtown Keene not for a cheap dozen of the highly addictive garlic jalapeno wings but because she wanted a crack at New Jersey governor Chris Christie.
As the news of the nuclear deal reached between the United States, its Western allies, and the Islamic Republican of Iran broke Tuesday morning, Republican presidential candidates were nearly unanimous in condemning the agreement.
Jon Bon Jovi is nobody’s idea of a conservative. Indeed, the hirsute rocker is a well-known Democrat. And yet, when Chris Christie announced his bid for the Republican nomination for president on Tuesday, and played a Bon Jovi tune in the process, the musician didn’t complain.
On Tuesday, New Jersey governor Chris Christie became the fourteenth Republican to join the presidential race, promising in a rambling announcement in his hometown of Livingston that he would bring “strong leadership” to Washington. Christie also argued the country should not turn control over to President Obama’s “second mate, Hillary Clinton.”
Chris Christie will officially announce he's running for president on Tuesday, but the New Jersey governor has released a video suggesting he's certain to make the bid. Watch the 2-minute spot titled, "Telling It Like It Is," here:
The video emphasizes Christie's bluntness and biography. It does not mention where he's from -- New Jersey -- or the political party whose nomination he's vying for -- the Republican party.
Atlantic City Just about every morning when the weather is nice, Don Guardian rides his bike along the boardwalk and digs into the beach sand. “They’re supposed to clean the top six inches of sand,” he explains. “And I check to make sure that they actually do it. . . . That’s what I’m here for: the small stuff.”
Oklahoma City Two likely Republican presidential candidates defended the PATRIOT Act and its terrorist surveillance provisions at a gathering of Republicans Friday morning. Both New Jersey governor Chris Christie and former Florida governor Jeb Bush were emphatic in their support for the National Security Agency’s metadata collection program.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie told CNN's Jake Tapper Tuesday that it "wasn't" the right decision to go to war in Iraq, given what we know now about the intelligence failures leading up to the invasion in 2003.
"Now, I think President Bush made the best decision he could at the time, given that his intelligence community was telling him that there was WMD and there were other threats right there in Iraq," said Christie. "But I don't think you can honestly say that if we knew then that there was no WMD, that the country should have gone to war. So my answer would be 'no.'"
A new poll of likely Iowa Republican presidential caucus goers finds a wide-open field with three candidates vying for the top spot and a plurality undecided. Scott Walker, the governor of neighboring Wisconsin, leads the latest poll from Loras College, earning 12.6 percent support. Florida senator Marco Rubio, who declared his candidacy earlier this month, is close behind with 10 percent, while former Florida governor Jeb Bush has 9.6 percent.
Both Walker and Rubio have doubled their support from the January Loras poll, according to a press release from the college.