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.
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.
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, 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.