Suggested reading: Governor personal

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

NY Times

By KATE ZERNIKE and MICHAEL BARBARO

FEB. 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

NY Times

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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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.”

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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.

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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.

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