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Christie to Seek Re-Election

Chris Christie announced he would seek a second term as New Jersey governor.

Gov. Chris Christie will seek a second term as New Jersey's governor.

He made the announcement during an appearance at a press conference at the Port Monmouth Fire Dept. Monday afternoon. Christie declined to talk in detail about his bid, saying he is saving that for a more formal announcement in January. 

But he did say he sought the advice of his wife, Mary Pat, and four children, over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, and got their blessing. 

"I have a job to finish that I would have never anticipated to have six weeks ago," said Christie. He said loved the Garden State. "I want to leave it better than I found it when I'm done." 

The gubernatorial election will take place in November 2013.

In response to a question about whether he would still focus on cutting taxes in light of the Hurricane Sandy crisis, he said he would not waver. 

"It's more important than ever to cut taxes," he said, adding that it is especially crucial to the ability of small business owners to rebound. 

Christie made his announcement surrounded by uniformed representatives of Middletown Township's fire and first aid workers, whom he said he admired for their dedicated service. "These folks are a reassurance to me," he said

In attendance was his NJ Sen. Joseph Kyrillos, Monmouth County Freeholder Serena DiMaso, Deputy Mayor Stephen Massell as well as Middletown homeowners who came to hear the governor in person.

I am Spartacus November 28, 2012 at 08:45 PM
You never in a million years would vote for the man so what the hell do you care what his campaign pledge says?
I am Spartacus November 28, 2012 at 08:55 PM
B@B - feel free to start a business and undercut the competition by not paying those so called guys in suits in the boardroom and beat them on price. If those "guys in suits" really were getting the money you seem to think they are getting, you should have no problem undercutting them and stealing all their business.
Hookerman November 28, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Or, on the other hand... Obama needed a good Sandy performance in order to get reelected, and Christie needed Obama to get reelected in order to have a shot at the White House in 2016. I don't think politics is ever absent from a politician's mind.
I am Spartacus November 28, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Seriously, that post shows your complete ignorance on how property tax bills get handled in this state. The county, the school system and your town completely control that bill.
I am Spartacus November 28, 2012 at 09:36 PM
So basically you are saying b/c Christie didn't redistribute someone else's income taxes into your pocket and reduce your bill through some sort of tax credit/rebate, you are mad at the guy. But at the same time you are giving a free pass to the people who run your county, your town and your school board for spending so much money and making your tax bill so high. Got it though it seems like you are mad at the completely wrong person. My suggestion is the next time you get mad about your tax bill, you look in the mirror b/c I bet you are part of the problem as a former committeeman.
BellairBerdan November 28, 2012 at 09:47 PM
JackQ if one is born in this country that makes them a citizen, not illegal.
Doug November 28, 2012 at 10:04 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if the democrats didn't even run against Christie. He's a rockstar politician who will bury any opponet.
Ridgewood Mom November 28, 2012 at 10:05 PM
"in this frigine country you make it worth it to not have a job." I do much better in my job then I would on unemployment. No one in my situation would choose unemployment. The problem is that entry level and low level labor are paid poorly.
Ridgewood Mom November 28, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Funny manipulation of language, Ellen. Don't forget to use the term "George W. Bush Republican" whenever you refer to Christie.
Ridgewood Mom November 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Right Ellen. Newark has troubles with educational attainment, marriage, sex offending and unemployment BECAUSE of Cory Booker. I suppose that these figures say nothing about the effects of poverty. And, of course, none of these things were problems before Cory Booker entered the picture. Maybe we need to institute a value added assessment approach to governor/mayor achievement, such as Christie, Booker and Cerf all seem to be quite fond of. I particularly like your inclusion of the percentage of foreign born residents as evidence of Newark's urban decay (no doubt also the fault of Cory Booker's mismanagement). I'll make sure to let all of my foreign born neighbors, many of whom are bankers, know that they are what is wrong with New Jersey.
Tee Smyth November 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM
*yawn* *long sigh* I challenge you to find anything in my post where I judged the governor for being overweight. I challenge you to find anything in my post where I said anything disparaging about the governor's weight. I'll weight (pun intended) because you will not be able to do so. Judge a book by its cover? Laughable. Christopher Christie has been the governor of the great state New Jersey since 2010. As such, he has a record for me to judge! I will not vote for him based upon that record. Period. End of story. Notwithstanding, I guess you weren't paying attention when I actually wished the governor well, eh? R.I.F. Did they not teach you comprehension at your school? You ask why people bring up the governor's weight. Welp, he has been open about his challenges with it. There's no shame in that. Perhaps it is YOU who has the problem. I'm going to stop here because this isn't fair or fun anymore. Godspeed.
Gadfly November 29, 2012 at 12:45 AM
I never liked Christie. I disagree with many of his positions and I think he's a blowhard and a bully. However, during the storm he proved himself to be an excellent leader in a crisis. Gotta give credit where credit is due.
Gadfly November 29, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Agree with you Patti!
The Stig November 29, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Here's the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW65vlzLWHg So it is written, so it shall be done . . or so he thought. Great that all the clowns standing behind him bailed on this as soon as they had the chance.
steve revette November 29, 2012 at 05:00 AM
Yes you would do better but your still making decent. You know how many people aren't looking for jobs and re waiting until they can't get unemployment anymore. Also Just the facts it's a fact that we as a state have a spending problem. The economy isn't going to get better by raising taxes taxes and more taxes. Very first thing we need to get a supreme court to change the abbott ruling and that would help bring things under control. My taxes didn't go over 2 percent last year so he's obviously doing something right.
stewart resmer November 29, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Protesters rally statewide over Gov. Christie's fracking waste veto hmmm...guess he isnt so much the environmental gov huh? http://vimeo.com/12052969 gasland...how aproppos
Jack Q November 29, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Actually, it was the same protesters driving around in a bus having protests in different parts of the state. Obama on fracking: 'I am a big promoter of natural gas'. So it must be good, right? http://www.cantonrep.com/news/x1107515432/Obama-on-fracking-I-am-a-big-promoter-of-natural-gas
Ojo Rojo November 29, 2012 at 02:06 PM
No Kevin, it would not be a redistribution of your own wealth back in your pocket in the form of a property tax credit and you know it. The Democrats in the state house have made it very clear they would only approve a real estate tax credit if Christie approved a tax hike on top wage earners. So what you'd be getting is a tax hike if you are in the top 2% of wage earners. But you should be cool with that because after all, it is your party that you post online nonstop in support of that supports this tax hike on you.
hrhppg November 29, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Nope he's still has a fatass I'm just glad he was actually in New Jersey for this disaster. Stop lumping people together - it is that type of ignorant mindset that "all those anything" are why the republican party will be dead in the next 20 years.
Patti November 29, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Don't think he's the second coming. I still object to some of his policies and the way he treats unions, teachers, and others. But, in this case he did the right thing. Slobbered Obama - I don't think so........get over it taxed to death. Christie, FEMA, and Obama worked well the way people in service for the USA should do. Are you listening? Bainer???????????????
Ridgewood Mom November 29, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Seems only sensible Ojo. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/opinion/buffett-a-minimum-tax-for-the-wealthy.html?_r=0
Jack B Goode November 29, 2012 at 10:31 PM
shoo-in ,dummy! who do you prefer...Jon (I lost 1 billion dollars of clients money)Corzine?
Ojo Rojo November 29, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Good job RM, follow Maryland's lead and raise taxes on the affluent and watch 1/8th of your millionaire tax filers disappear the next year. That is exactly what happened in 2008 when they passed their millionaire's tax hike.
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Arthur Christopher Schaper December 29, 2012 at 01:07 AM
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Selene December 29, 2012 at 03:34 AM
hahahaha Christie is so evil he just as a great game, like most poiticians, knows how to play the uniformed, knows how to play the voters who don't educate themselves about the issues. Christie has done NOTHING for the state, unemployment is still out of control, the rich and cortporates are still paying NOTHING and reaping the benefits of low wages, use of NJ infrastructure and collecting welfare from the state for their belly up policies,,....our schools are being defunded and our seniors and mentally ill are suffering for lack of care and benefits. You people are so ridiculous......this is not a time for tax cuts for the rich or middle class, this is a time for increasing taxes on the people who can afford it and rebuilding our economy and providing jobs and liveable wages for workers. AS far as Sandy, he did what he was SUPPOSE to do as an elected official. IF he opened his mansion to the homeless victims of Sandy, donated millions from his personal coffers to feed and care for the Sandy victims then YES, he would be a super hero, But he didn't. He did his job. The mailman delivers my mail every day, but I don't put him on a pedestal, that's his job. Get a grip people.

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