Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign is off and running.
The governor, who declared his intent to seek another term earlier this week, received the first endorsement of his still young campaign.
The Republican State Committee voted unanimously tonight to endorse Christie. The vote comes as no surprise as Christie is riding the wave of approval ratings in the 70s.
No Democratic opponent has yet emerged and some in the party are champing at the bit for the race to begin. All eyes are on Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who most politicos feel gives the Democrats their best shot at unseating Christie. Booker has said he will make his decision before the end of the year.
In the event that state Sen. Diane Allen (R-7) doesn't run for re-election in 2017, the party has a short list of possible candidates it could field to try to head off either Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-7) or Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7).Read More >
By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he... Read More >
"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- The Bergen Record
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