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Governor Chris Christie has some ‘splaining to do.
Part of the federal money from Sandy relief is going to a campaign to promote New Jersey tourism. About $5 million is intended for a series of ads titled “Stronger Than the Storm.”
The ads will be national campaigns featuring Governor Chris Christie and his family. Given that Gov. Christie will be running another gubernatorial election or running for the presidency, these ads end up being free campaign ads.
That’s one thing in itself, but here’s another: these particular ads (featuring Gov. Christie) cost $2.2 million more than a competing campaign (which didn’t feature the governor) created by a different group. So that’s $2 million extra dollars being spent on advertising that could be going to help people affected by the storm.
Via Death and Taxes.
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There is an ideological split among Republicans over who should Mitt Romney‘s running mate, according to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Wednesday.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tops the list, with 26%. Rick Santorum was the top pick of 21%. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were tied at 14%.
Among self-described Tea Party supporters, Sen. Rubio is the top choice, with 22%, and Gov. Christie is second, with 18%.
Among Republicans who aren’t Tea Party supporters, 36% say Ms. Rice is their choice, and one in four prefer Mr. Santorum.
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With Governor Martin O’Malley’s signature, marriage equality will become law in Maryland. Maryland will be the eighth state to enact such a law.
In just three weeks, following a major court victory against Proposition 8, marriage equality bills have passed in Washington, New Jersey, and now Maryland.
Despite New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s heartbreaking veto, the legislature’s pro-equality vote marked a powerful moment in this years-long battle.
These victories are exhilarating, but they are not accidents. All of these gains are the result of years of working together to elect fair-minded candidates and placing organizers on the ground to build support for these bills.
Join thousands around the country in congratulating Maryland on this remarkable moment.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would allow same-sex couples to wed.
The General Assembly passed the measure Thursday. The Senate approved it Monday. Lawmakers have until the legislative session ends in January 2014 to override the veto.
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Gov. Chris Christie tore into President Obama in the aftermath of the supercommittee’s failure to reach an agreement, asking, “What the hell are we paying you for?” and calling the President “a bystander in the Oval Office.”
“I was angry this weekend, listening to the spin coming out of the administration, about the failure of the supercommittee, and that the President knew it was doomed for failure, so he didn’t get involved. Well then what the hell are we paying you for?” Christie said during a press conference in Camden.
Though he said both parties deserve blame, Gov. Christie maintained that the buck stops with the President and pointed to his own governance as a model for leadership.
“In New Jersey, the reason [problems got solved] is because I called people into the room and said we’re going to solve this problem and I had people of good will on the other side who said they believed it was their obligation, regardless of party, to get done things like pension and benefit reform,” the governor said, adding, “Why the president of the United States refuses to do this is astonishing to me.”
The President may as well go back to the Senate, Gov. Christie suggested.
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According to CNN, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has decided not to seek the 2012 Presidential nomination.