MENDHAM – Gov. Chris Christie kicked off his day on the campaign trail Tuesday morning at his local polling place.
The governor spoke to reporters briefly before getting onto his campaign tour bus and making a couple last stops before returning to his home where he says he hopes to relax a little before the election results begin to pour in.
“It’s kind of out of your hands, so we’ll go around a little this morning … and then I’ll come back here and try to relax,” he said, adding “I think I’ll be unsuccessful” on the latter.
When asked if there was anything left to say to voters on Election Day, the popular incumbent governor who’s the state’s favorite to win according to a slew of polls said “there’s really nothing else to say” at this point.
“I mean, you know, if after four years of me they don’t know me then they haven’t been paying attention,” Christie said of any New Jersey voters left undecided in the race.
“Really, all I want to say to people is that it’s really important to get out the vote, and if you’re going to go, for God's sake, vote for me,” he said. “I mean, I don’t want you voting for anyone else.”
Christie was comfortable and relaxed when he spoke with reporters. His race against Democratic hopeful Sen. Barbara Buono is running at a much wider margin than Christie’s campaign was when he first ran for governor against former Gov. Jon Corzine.
“I obviously hope to win, but I’ll be content with whatever the decision is,” he said. “It’s been an amazing four years as governor.”
Tepid fundraising, underperforming candidates and a lousy party brand are threatening to deprive House Republicans of the sweeping 2014 gains that some top party officials have been predicting this year, according to Politicker alum Alex Isenstadt, now of Politico.Read More >
Campaign season now under way in Bergen County Politics is practiced year-round in Bergen County, and street-level campaigning has been going on quietly all summer. But both Republicans and Democrats say the Rutherford Street Fair on Labor Day signals a more intense phase of electioneering. (Ensslin/The Bergen Record) http://www.northjersey.com/news/campaign-season-now-under-way-in-bergen-county-1.1079080 ...
By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students. The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >
"Governor Christie ripped President Obama this summer for failing to carve out some time during a Texas fundraising swing to visit the Mexican border, where the unprecedented flood of immigrant children from Central America had reached a crisis point. ...Yet Christie is not squeezing in a tour of the troubled border during his own three-day trade and diplomatic mission to Mexico, which is set to begin on Wednesday. The governor is planning a series of meetings with Mexican officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto and the finance and energy ministers." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
Press releases are submitted by PolitickerNJ users, not by staff. They do not represent the viewpoint of PolitickerNJ.com.