Christie tells GOP county chairs to stop wagging their tongues with Kean comparisons
Christie this afternoon in the gym at the new Colin Powell Elementary School. By Max Pizarro | February 7th, 2013 - 2:36pm
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At a breakfast meeting with Republican county chairs this morning, Gov. Chris Christie told GOP leaders to not get overly confident about the 2013 general election.

State Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18) launched her campaign for governor this past weekend, and NJTV star Michael Aron in a column subsequently shot down the much buzzed comparisons of Buono to failed Democratic candidate Peter Shapiro, walloped in his 1985 challenge of then-Gov. Tom Kean, Sr.

In brief remarks to the chairs this morning, Christie also told Republicans to stop with the Tom Kean talk.

Riding high in the polls, he doesn't want expectations to be too high, speculated a source present for the governor's political pep talk.

Sandy, Sandy, Sandy.

Just in case anyone in the Drumthwacket crowd wondered what the governor's focus will be over the coming months, he reminded them that he has his head down on Hurricane Sandy relief and reconstruction.

"There's a lot of work to be done," Christie told the GOP chairmen.

The race isn't a done deal - and don't go around saying it is, a source in the room said Christie said.

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Quote of the Day

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"Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Hudson County Democrat, is balking. He claimed Tuesday that members of his caucus are divided over the measure and that his house is in no real rush – besides, even if enacted this year, the reforms would not take effect until 2017, he said. And with the growing belief that Christie could skip town to run for president, some Democrats are not eager to give him another talking point for his résumé. Christie’s plans to stump for Republican candidates in New Hampshire later Thursday only fuel that suspicion." - columnist Charles Stile

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