By Darryl R. Isherwood | November 28th, 2012 - 9:03pm
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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.  

 

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"Enlisting Fox is another reminder of how much Christie has truly relied on insiders, including Democrats, to bolster his agenda or bail him out of trouble. Not long after arriving in Trenton in 2009, Christie began collaborating with George Norcross, the deeply entrenched Democratic Party kingmaker, to help him cut deals with a Democratic-controlled Legislature.
When his close ally David Samson resigned as chairman of the Port Authority over conflict-of-interest questions earlier this year, Christie replaced Samson with John Degnan, a pillar of the Democratic Party establishment. And now, confronted with a crisis, Christie has turned to “Jamie,’’ as Fox has been known throughout political circles since he began as an aide in the Democratic Senate in the 1980s." - columnist Charles Stile

- The Bergen Record

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