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Christie's overseas travel funded by firms that do business with N.J.
January 31, 2015, 10:49 PM Last updated: Sunday, February 1, 2015, 9:38 AM
BY SHAWN BOBURG AND HUGH R. MORLEY STAFF WRITERS | THE RECORD
A non-profit organization created to promote business and job growth in New Jersey is funding Governor Christie’s trip to England this week with backing from some of the state’s largest public utilities, labor unions, law firms and contractors — some that have received multimillion-dollar contracts and tax breaks from the state.
Chris Christie's London trip was a disaster
COLIN CAMPBELL, PAMELA ENGEL AND HUNTER WALKER
FEB. 3, 2015, 12:36 PM
LONDON — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) wrapped up a three-day trade mission to London on Tuesday that was widely seen as an effort to build his stature as a national figure and potential 2016 presidential candidate. But the trip was marred by confused locals, canceled press availabilities, and bad headlines that left the governor's brand battered and bruised.
Chris Christie’s Chances Are Overrated
6:15 AMJan 7 By Nate Silver
The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza has New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the second most likely Republican presidential nominee after Rand Paul. University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato lists Christie as one of the top four candidates, along with Paul, Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. And the betting market BetFair had Christie as the fourth most likely as of midmorning Tuesday.
Chris Christie Dodges Press In UK, Raising Questions About Handling 2016 Media Spotlight
Posted: 02/04/2015 12:51 pm EST Updated: 02/04/2015 12:59 pm EST
NEW YORK -- One of the easiest ways to get bad press is to ignore the press. That's especially true on a foreign trip where news organizations have spent thousands of dollars to send reporters thousands of miles away in search of something newsworthy.
Full story http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/04/chris-christie-press-uk_n_6612834.html
Christie Roams, and Popularity Suffers at Home
By KATE ZERNIKE DEC. 27, 2014
When the Chris Christie-for-president chatter first started, in 2011, voters in his home state of New Jersey took pride in having a celebrity governor. As Nancy Reagan escorted Mr. Christie to his speech at her husband’s presidential library, and hedge fund billionaires, The Weekly Standard and The Wall Street Journal’s editorial pages urged him to run, his approval ratings jumped. Voters told pollsters the national attention made him more effective, and improved their state’s long-maligned image.
Full story http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/28/nyregion/christie-roams-and-popularity-suffers-athome.html?_r=0