95 Facts About Chris Christie

1. Chris Christie said Monday he's leaving open the possibility of another presidential campaign in 2024 if he believes he can win the GOP nomination.

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2. Chris Christie appeared on "The View" Wednesday to promote his new book, "Let Me Finish", but if he expected softball questions, that quickly vanished after co-host Sunny Hostin prodded him about his sometimes testy relationship with President Donald Trump.

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3. Chris Christie appeared on "The View" Wednesday to promote his new book, "Let Me Finish", but if he expected softball questions, that quickly vanished after co-host Sunny Hostin prodded him about his sometimes testy relationship with President Donald Trump.

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4. Chris Christie is an American politician who is the 55th Governor of New Jersey and a leading member of the Republican Party.

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5. Chris Christie has lived in the Garden State his whole life, barring the four years he spent studying political science at the University of Delaware.

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6. Chris Christie writes in his new book that the federal prosecutor who oversaw the Bridgegate case had a vendetta against him and was driven by political motivations, hoping to boost his own standing with Hillary Clinton by taking out a leading Republican politician.

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7. Chris Christie devotes two chapters in his book— aptly named "Jammed Up" and "Slow Walk"— to the bridge scandal.

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8. Chris Christie formally announced his candidacy on June 30, 2015.

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9. Chris Christie cited escalating costs and possible further overruns as the reason for his decision.

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10. Chris Christie described the pension agreement as "a sacred trust".

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11. Chris Christie has vowed to lower the state income and business taxes, with the qualification that this might not occur immediately: "I'm not saying I'm cutting taxes in the first year.

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12. Chris Christie chose not to move his family into Drumthwacket, the governor's official mansion, and instead resides in a private Mendham Township, New Jersey, residence.

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13. Chris Christie was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on December 20, 2001, and sworn into office on January 17, 2002.

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14. Chris Christie helped raise $350,000 for Bush, qualifying him as a "Pioneer", and donated to DiFrancesco.

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15. Chris Christie was awarded honorary doctorate degrees by Rutgers University and Monmouth University in 2010.

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16. Chris Christie chaired the Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission in 2017 after being appointed by Trump.

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17. Chris Christie suspended his candidacy on February 10, 2016, and soon after endorsed Donald Trump, who named him head of his transition planning team.

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18. Chris Christie was elected county freeholder for Morris County, serving from 1995 to 1998.

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19. Chris Christie volunteered for Thomas Kean's gubernatorial campaign at age 15.

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20. Chris Christie tweeted that it took him five hours and 40 minutes to commute from Piscataway to Mendham, a roughly 26-mile journey that normally takes about 40 minutes.

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21. Chris Christie joins everybody else on attacking Phil Murphy on Twitter.

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22. Chris Christie has made no secret of his desire to serve as United States Attorney General.

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23. Chris Christie threw a little shade at his Democratic successor Thursday night for the state's inadequate response to the early snowstorm that blanketed much of the Northeast.

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24. Chris Christie joins everybody else in attacking New Jersey governor about snow commute.

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25. Chris Christie mostly avoided the New Jersey League of Municipalities' annual conference in Atlantic City for the eight years he was governor and the nearly seven he spent before that as US attorney.

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26. Chris Christie has been in the mix for a number of administration jobs since Trump was elected, and has said.

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27. Chris Christie said Sunday that President Trump has not asked him to serve his administration as the country's next attorney general, despite reports Trump was interested in offering his ally the job.

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28. Chris Christie has patiently waited his turn after being passed over for Attorney General in 2016.

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29. Chris Christie attends an event where US President Donald Trump spoke on the.

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30. Chris Christie is being considered for US Attorney General as acting AG Matt Whitaker says he won't recuse himself from the Russia investigation, according to new reports.

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31. Chris Christie served as US Attorney in New Jersey from 2002 to 2008 and governor of the state from 2010 to 2018.

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32. Chris Christie reportedly being considered to replace ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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33. Chris Christie was at the White House on Thursday to meet with Jared Kushner about prison reform, amid reports that he's on the list of possible replacements for fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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34. Chris Christie is reportedly under consideration to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general.

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35. Chris Christie reportedly being considered to replace Sessions as attorney general.

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36. Chris Christie is a longtime friend of President Trump's and endorsed him after dropping out of the 2016 presidential campaign.

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37. Chris Christie being considered to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general.

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38. Chris Christie reportedly in running to be next attorney general.

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39. Chris Christie being considered to replace Sessions as attorney general.

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40. Chris Christie is on President Donald Trump's short list of less than a half-dozen people to be the nation's next attorney general, according multiple reports.

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41. Chris Christie is reportedly being considered as a replacement for ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to a report.

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42. Chris Christie being considered to replace Sessions as AG, report says.

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43. Chris Christie said that New Jersey would be spending $500 million on the epidemic, and in his last few months as Governor promoted the Reach NJ Campaign.

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44. In February 2017, it was reported that Chris Christie turned down an offer to act as Secretary of Labor, saying he would finish his term as governor after which he would move to the private sector.

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45. Chris Christie was being considered for a role in the Trump administration, but said he would serve out his term as governor, which ended in January 2018.

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46. In September 2016, Chris Christie acknowledged that the Fort Lee lane closure scandal, known as Bridgegate, was a factor in his being denied the nomination.

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47. On June 27, 2015, Chris Christie launched his presidential campaign website.

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48. Chris Christie was subsequently not invited to speak at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference, which is largely seen as a stepping-stone for Republicans running for president.

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49. In the aftermath of the election, Chris Christie maintained his national profile and continued to clash with conservatives in his party by strongly criticizing House Speaker John Boehner regarding aid for Hurricane Sandy and then the National Rifle Association for their ad that mentioned President Obama's children.

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50. Chris Christie stated he still supported Mitt Romney and was opposed to many of Obama's policies, but thought Obama deserved credit for his help in the disaster reliefs in New Jersey.

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51. Chris Christie gave the keynote address at the Republican National Convention in August 2012.

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52. In October 2011, Chris Christie said that he had in fact reconsidered his decision but had again decided not to run for president, stating at a press conference: "New Jersey, whether you like it or not, you're stuck with me.

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53. Chris Christie was considered a leading figure in the Republican Party.

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54. Chris Christie campaigned extensively on behalf of Republican governors running for re-election.

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55. In an interview on ABC, Chris Christie reiterated that he was shocked by the actions of his former aides, stating that "Sometimes, people do inexplicably stupid things.

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56. In a radio interview on February 3, 2014, Chris Christie indicated that he "unequivocally" had no knowledge of, did not approve, and did not authorize plans to close the toll lanes, and stated that he first found out about the traffic jams from a Wall Street Journal story after the lanes had been reopened.

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57. Chris Christie was reelected by a large margin on November 5, 2013, defeating Democratic nominee Barbara Buono.

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58. In November 2012, Chris Christie filed papers to run for a second term in office.

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59. In 2010, Chris Christie cancelled the Access to the Region's Core project, which would have constructed two new tunnels under the Hudson River and a new terminal station in New York City for NJ Transit commuter trains.

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60. In 2014, Chris Christie authorized the increase of numerous other fees charged by the state for various licensing and administrative fees.

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61. Chris Christie has raised tolls and fares on the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, Hudson River crossings and NJ Transit buses and trains during his administration to fund projects throughout the state.

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62. Chris Christie responded to calls by President Obama to prevent the spread of measles by saying that parents should have a choice.

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63. In August 2013, Chris Christie signed a bill to ease restrictions for children in the program.

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64. In March 2015, Chris Christie joined other potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates in endorsing a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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65. In his early political career, Chris Christie was pro-choice, stating in an interview that "I would call myself … a kind of a non-thinking pro-choice person, kind of the default position".

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66. In December 2013, Chris Christie signed legislation allowing unauthorized immigrants who attend high school for at least three years in New Jersey and graduate to be eligible for the resident rates at state college and universities and community colleges.

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67. Chris Christie has been critical about section 28 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, enacted in 1996, which can be used to grant local law enforcement officers power to perform immigration law enforcement functions.

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68. Chris Christie emphasizes the need to secure the border, and believes it is premature to discuss legalization of people who came to the United States unlawfully.

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69. On September 21, 2012, Chris Christie signed Assembly Bill No 2647 into law that requires employers to post and distribute notice of employees' rights to gender-equal pay, but conditionally vetoed other gender parity bills, requesting revision.

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70. Chris Christie argued that the vetoed Senate Bill was premature because of an ongoing study to be completed in 2014 and would discriminate against other states, a violation of the Dormant Commerce Clause of the US Constitution.

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71. Chris Christie has rejected permanent bans on hydraulic fracturing in New Jersey and vetoed measures that would ban the process and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste in the State.

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72. On May 26, 2011, Chris Christie announced he would pull the state out of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

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73. Chris Christie has stated that he intends to simultaneously spur growth in the state's manufacturing sector and increase New Jersey's capability to produce alternative energy.

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74. Chris Christie has stated that he believes that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is too big and is "killing business" with permit delays and indiscriminate fines.

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75. In September 2014, Chris Christie signed a partnership with Mexico on a higher education project to foster economic cooperation.

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76. Chris Christie responded by saying that the Obama administration bureaucracy had overstepped its authority and that the error lay in an administration failure to communicate with the New Jersey government.

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77. In June 2011, Chris Christie announced a deal with the Democratic leadership of the legislature on a reform of public employee pensions and benefits.

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78. In March 2010, Chris Christie signed into law three state pension reform bills, which had passed with bipartisan support.

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79. On September 18, 2013, Chris Christie signed legislation to overhaul the state's business tax incentive programs.

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80. In 2010, Chris Christie signed legislation to limit annual property tax growth to 2 percent.

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81. Chris Christie suspended funding for the Department of the Public Advocate and called for its elimination.

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82. Chris Christie took office as Governor of New Jersey on January 19, 2010.

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83. Chris Christie filed as a candidate for the office of governor on January 8, 2009.

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84. Chris Christie defended the appointment of Ashcroft, citing his prominence and legal acumen.

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85. Chris Christie served as US Attorney from January 17, 2002, to December 1, 2008.

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86. Chris Christie received the overwhelming support of the Republican Party in New Jersey.

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87. In 1995, Chris Christie announced a bid for a seat in the New Jersey General Assembly; he and attorney Rick Merkt ran as a ticket against incumbent Assemblyman Anthony Bucco and attorney Michael Patrick Carroll in the Republican primary.

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88. In 1994, Chris Christie was elected as a Republican to the Board of Chosen Freeholders, or legislators, for Morris County, New Jersey, after he and a running mate defeated incumbent freeholders in the party primary.

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89. From 1999 to 2001, Chris Christie was registered statehouse lobbyist for Dughi and Hewit.

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90. In 1986, Chris Christie married Mary Pat Foster, a fellow student at the University of Delaware.

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91. Chris Christie was strongly considered to be Trump's running mate but was not chosen.

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92. Chris Christie chaired the Republican Governors Association for the 2014 election cycle.

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93. Chris Christie is a moderate Republican relative to the national GOP.

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94. Chris Christie won the 2009 Republican primary for Governor of New Jersey, defeating the incumbent Jon Corzine in the general election.

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95. Chris Christie became an ABC News contributor in 2018 after leaving office.

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