Newark Mayor Cory Booker, positioning himself as a Washington outsider, said he’ll run in a “ramped- up” Democratic primary for the seat left open by the death of New Jersey’s U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, whose cutback of public-employee compensation two years ago made him a national model of Republican strength, now is trying to scrap century-old civil-service rules.
For two weeks after Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York and New Jersey, Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie traded business attire for crisis-mode casual as they held briefings, toured the destruction in helicopters and pushed power companies to get the lights on.
Chris Christie’s fund-raising swing through western states last month brought in at least $530,000 as former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and a Stifel Financial Corp. co-chairman helped the New Jersey governor shatter the out-of-state fundraising record.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who once urged reporters to “take the bat out” on a 76-year- old legislator, called union leaders “political thugs,” and a lawmaker “numbnuts,” is saying he’s sorry for his latest remarks.
Republican Governor Chris Christie, entering the second half of his first term, remains at record- high approval ratings among New Jersey voters as he presses lawmakers for a 10 percent income-tax cut, a survey shows.