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Chris Christie Shows Fondness for Luxury Benefits When Others Pay the Bill

By KATE ZERNIKE and MICHAEL BARBAROFEB. 2, 2015

As Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey waited to depart on a trade mission to Israel in 2012, his entourage was delayed by a late arrival: Mr. Christie’s father, who had accidentally headed to the wrong airport.

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For Christie, Family Tie No Candidate Can Relish

By DAVID M. HALBFINGER and DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI

Published: September 23, 2009

For Christopher J. Christie, it was inescapably an uncomfortable family connection. Tino Fiumara, the brother of his aunt’s husband, was a fearsome and ranking member of the Genovese crime family: twice convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 years in federal prison, and linked by investigators to several grisly murders, including one in which a victim was strangled with piano wire.

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Christie urges media to 'take the bat' to Senator Weinberg on pension issue - News - NorthJersey.com

APRIL 13, 2011, 3:10 PM LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011, 6:59 PM

BY ELISE YOUNG STATE HOUSE BUREAU

Governor Christie told reporters Wednesday to “take the bat” to 76-year-old Sen. Loretta Weinberg for collecting a taxpayer-funded pension while making $49,000 a year as a legislator.

Full Story http://www.northjersey.com/news/christie-urges-media-to-take-the-bat-to-senator-weinberg-on-pension-issue-1.1166903?page=all[2/25/2015 6:11:37 PM]

Crossing Christie - The New Yorker

The Political Scene APRIL 14, 2014 ISSUE

Crossing Christie What the bridge scandal says about the Governor’s political style, and his future. BY RYAN LIZZA

On April 1st, Chris Christie, the beleaguered Republican governor of New Jersey, attended a celebrity roast, in Newark, to celebrate the ninetieth birthday of Brendan Byrne, the state’s governor from 1974 to 1982. “He’s an inspiration,” Christie told the audience, referring to Byrne, who won reëlection against long odds, because he has “shown that political comebacks can actually happen.”

Full story http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/04/14/crossing-christie?currentPage=all[2/17/2015 7:28:08 PM]

Chris Christie Fast Facts

By CNN Library

Updated 1:36 PM ET, Thu August 28, 2014

Here's a look at the life of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Full story: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/17/us/chris-christie-fast-facts

Chris Christie 2016: 8 Facts About Political Background of GOP Presidential Hopeful

Friday, 02 Jan 2015 09:44 PM

By Brooke Edwards Staggs

Chris Christie’s 21-year political career has been filled with peaks and valleys. The New Jersey governor was once considered a leading contender to become a GOP presidential candidate, though he can’t seem to stay clear of the controversy that’s followed him since the mid-1990s. As he considers a run for the White House in 2016, here are eight facts about Christie’s political background.

Full story: http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/chris-christie-2016-politicalbackground/2015/01/02/id/616165/

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