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Christie Makes Low-Key Return to Role as Garden State’s Chief Executive

Some wonder if job has lost its allure in aftermath of governor’s failed presidential bid

It’s not quite as exciting as campaigning for the GOP nomination for the presidency, participating in nationally televised debates, and running in the party primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire.

But there was Gov. Chris Christie making his first public appearance outside of Trenton since his annual budget address more than a week ago at the State House – attending a ribbon-cutting for a new school in Newark.

Some observers said the governor didn’t seem to be fully engaged as he took part in a so much smaller event on a much smaller stage, delivering remarks to the school kids but not interacting much with anyone else and avoiding the media.

But while some wondered if governor would – or could – become fully involved in New Jersey issues and politics for the last two years of his tenure, his friends and allies expressed confidence that the familiar Christie would re-emerge soon.

Read the full report by NJTV News, a content partner of NJ Spotlight.

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