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Published: 2015/06/30
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Published: 2015/06/29
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Chris Christie suspends presidential campaign
Chris Christie suspends presidential campaign
Published: 2016/02/10
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Rubio, Christie exchange blows at #GOPDebate
Rubio, Christie exchange blows at #GOPDebate
Published: 2016/02/07
Channel: WMUR-TV
7 key moments in Chris Christie’s presidential run
7 key moments in Chris Christie’s presidential run
Published: 2016/02/10
Channel: NJ.com
Chris Christie For President, 2016?
Chris Christie For President, 2016?
Published: 2012/11/25
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Chris Christie announces his candidacy for U.S. president
Chris Christie announces his candidacy for U.S. president
Published: 2015/06/30
Channel: PBS NewsHour
New Jersey Governor Christie Enters 2016 Presidential Race
New Jersey Governor Christie Enters 2016 Presidential Race
Published: 2015/06/30
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Chris Christie, Rand Paul spar over NSA | Fox News Republican Debate
Chris Christie, Rand Paul spar over NSA | Fox News Republican Debate
Published: 2015/08/07
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Chris Christie officially enters 2016 presidential race
Chris Christie officially enters 2016 presidential race
Published: 2015/06/30
Channel: CBS Evening News
Chris Christie Launches 2016 Campaign With Help From Bon Jovi
Chris Christie Launches 2016 Campaign With Help From Bon Jovi
Published: 2015/06/30
Channel: TheLipTV
Governor Chris Christie Presidential Campaign Announcement
Governor Chris Christie Presidential Campaign Announcement
Published: 2016/01/12
Channel: DC Rapsheet
Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump for The 2016 Presidency
Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump for The 2016 Presidency
Published: 2016/02/26
Channel: LesGrossman News
Chris Christie Suspends Presidential Campaign
Chris Christie Suspends Presidential Campaign
Published: 2016/02/10
Channel: Fox News Insider
Chris Christie Ends His 2016 Campaign 2/10/16
Chris Christie Ends His 2016 Campaign 2/10/16
Published: 2016/02/10
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Chris Christie announces 2016 presidential bid
Chris Christie announces 2016 presidential bid
Published: 2015/06/30
Channel: CNN
US: Republican Chris Christie launches 2016 presidential campaign
US: Republican Chris Christie launches 2016 presidential campaign
Published: 2015/06/30
Channel: euronews (in English)
Who is presidential candidate Chris Christie?
Who is presidential candidate Chris Christie?
Published: 2015/06/30
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Chris Christie 2016 - "Every Life"
Chris Christie 2016 - "Every Life"
Published: 2015/09/09
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Chris Christie's 2016 Presidential Campaign: Remembering The Highs And Lows | NBC News
Published: 2016/02/10
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Gov. Chris Christie Joins 2016 Presidential Race
Gov. Chris Christie Joins 2016 Presidential Race
Published: 2015/06/30
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Chris Christie on State of His Presidential Campaign
Chris Christie on State of His Presidential Campaign
Published: 2016/02/04
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Chris Christie to End 2016 Presidential Bid
Chris Christie to End 2016 Presidential Bid
Published: 2016/02/10
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Triumph Chris Christie Diner Segment • Triumph on Hulu
Triumph Chris Christie Diner Segment • Triumph on Hulu
Published: 2017/02/16
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Christie Announces 2016 Run
Christie Announces 2016 Run
Published: 2015/06/30
Channel: CBS New York
Chris Christie announces he
Chris Christie announces he's running for President
Published: 2015/06/30
Channel: New York Daily News
Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential campaign announcement
Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential campaign announcement
Published: 2015/06/30
Channel: FOX 46 Charlotte
Chris Christie 2016 Presidential Campaign Announcement
Chris Christie 2016 Presidential Campaign Announcement
Published: 2015/06/30
Channel: Aaron Walker
Chris Christie running for president in 2016?
Chris Christie running for president in 2016?
Published: 2015/06/19
Channel: Fox Business
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Published: 2013/11/06
Channel: Washington Post
Chris Christie Announces His 2016 Presidential Campaign
Chris Christie Announces His 2016 Presidential Campaign
Published: 2015/06/30
Channel: Wochit News
Christie Unveils Campaign Slogan - "Telling It Like It Is"
Christie Unveils Campaign Slogan - "Telling It Like It Is"
Published: 2015/07/01
Channel: Richard French
Chris Christie to End 2016 Presidential Bid
Chris Christie to End 2016 Presidential Bid
Published: 2016/02/11
Channel: Nirvana News
Chris Christie Ends 2016 Campaign After Disappointing New Hampshire Finish
Chris Christie Ends 2016 Campaign After Disappointing New Hampshire Finish
Published: 2016/02/11
Channel: New York Daily News
NJTV News Special Report: 2016: The Christie Campaign
NJTV News Special Report: 2016: The Christie Campaign
Published: 2015/06/30
Channel: NJTV News
GOP Debate Cold Open - SNL
GOP Debate Cold Open - SNL
Published: 2015/12/20
Channel: Saturday Night Live
NJ Governor Chris Christie on WFAN Pt. 2 talking 2016 election 6/9/16
NJ Governor Chris Christie on WFAN Pt. 2 talking 2016 election 6/9/16
Published: 2016/06/14
Channel: Nick Ramos
Carly Fiorina & Chris Christie Drop Out of 2016 Presidential Race
Carly Fiorina & Chris Christie Drop Out of 2016 Presidential Race
Published: 2016/02/11
Channel: TheLipTV
Chris Christie 2016 Presidential Campaign Bus Wrap- Graphic Creations, Inc.
Chris Christie 2016 Presidential Campaign Bus Wrap- Graphic Creations, Inc.
Published: 2016/11/10
Channel: Graphic Creations Inc.
Will Chris Christie run for president in 2016?
Will Chris Christie run for president in 2016?
Published: 2014/11/11
Channel: NJ.com
World Over - 2015-12-03  – Gov. Chris Christie, Presidential Contender Series with Raymond Arroyo
World Over - 2015-12-03 – Gov. Chris Christie, Presidential Contender Series with Raymond Arroyo
Published: 2015/12/04
Channel: EWTN
Chris Christie Suspends 2016 Presidential Campaign - The Five
Chris Christie Suspends 2016 Presidential Campaign - The Five
Published: 2016/02/10
Channel: Mass Tea Party - Wake Up America!
Chris Christie for President 2016
Chris Christie for President 2016
Published: 2015/03/01
Channel: Becca Hassid
Watch Gov. Chris Christie
Watch Gov. Chris Christie's full speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention
Published: 2016/07/20
Channel: PBS NewsHour
Chris Christie Launches Abortive Presidential Campaign
Chris Christie Launches Abortive Presidential Campaign
Published: 2015/07/02
Channel: David Pakman Show
Chris Christie Presidential Commercial 2016
Chris Christie Presidential Commercial 2016
Published: 2012/11/25
Channel: John Riordan
Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump Press Conference, Fort Worth Texas Rally 2/26/2016
Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump Press Conference, Fort Worth Texas Rally 2/26/2016
Published: 2016/02/26
Channel: DONALD TRUMP SPEECHES & PRESS CONFERENCE
4 issues that hurt Chris Christie
4 issues that hurt Chris Christie's presidential hopes
Published: 2016/02/11
Channel: USA TODAY
Christie for President 2016: A Preview of the Campaign
Christie for President 2016: A Preview of the Campaign
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Chris Christie for President, Inc.
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Campaign U.S. presidential election, 2016
Candidate Chris Christie
Governor of New Jersey (2010–present)
Affiliation Republican Party
Status Announced: June 30, 2015
Suspended: February 10, 2016
Headquarters P.O. Box 225
Colonia, New Jersey
Receipts US$7,159,328[1] (2015-12-31)
Slogan Telling it like it is
Website
www.chrischristie.com

The 2016 presidential campaign of Chris Christie, the 55th Governor of New Jersey, began on June 30, 2015, at an event in his hometown of Livingston, New Jersey.[2] Following a poor showing in the New Hampshire primary, the campaign was suspended on February 10, 2016.[3][4][5][6] He endorsed Donald Trump on February 26, 2016.[7]

Background[edit]

Chris Christie speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference

Some political commentators viewed Christie as a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.[8][9][10] According to polls conducted after the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, which began in September 2013, Christie sustained a substantial erosion in his political standing and his 2016 presidential campaign prospects, and polls show him behind Hillary Clinton in general election polling.[11][12][13][14][15]

In an interview on Fox News on March 31, 2014, Christie stated that he was still in "decision-making process" regarding a possible run in 2016, and forwarded the names of Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Paul Ryan as his top three GOP candidate choices.[16]

2012 presidential election[edit]

Christie contemplated running for president in the 2012 election, but ultimately declined to do so. He was vetted, but not chosen, by Mitt Romney as a potential vice-presidential candidate. The Romney campaign was reported to have asked him to resign his governorship if he became the vice-presidential nominee because "pay to play" laws restrict campaign contributions from financial corporation executives to governors running for federal office when the companies do business with the governor's state.[17] A memo from the campaign attributed Romney's decision not to choose Christie as his running mate in part to unanswered questions during the vetting process regarding a defamation lawsuit following Christie's initial campaign for Morris County Freeholder, a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation of Christie's brother, as well as his weight.[18][19] Christie gave the keynote address at the 2012 Republican National Convention.[20]

Republican Governors Association[edit]

Governor Chris Christie campaigning with Gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey in Arizona.

On November 21, 2013, Christie was elected Chairman of the Republican Governors Association.[21] Christie campaigned extensively on behalf of Republican governors who are up for re-election.[22] The association raised $117 million during his chairmanship. The largest donors were Koch industries and David H. Koch, which together gave $3.5 million, and Sheldon Adelson, who donated $3.5 million.[23]

Political action committees[edit]

The political action committee Leadership Matters was launched January 25, 2015,[24] in order to raise funds and set the groundwork for what Time magazine called "a likely 2016 presidential campaign".[25][26] The America Leads super PAC, headed by Phil Cox, was registered with the Federal Election Commission on February 23, 2015.[27][28] As of mid-July the latter had raised $11 million.[29] As of December 2016 the organisation was still in operation.[30] As of April 2017, the campaign still had outstanding debts.[31]

Campaign launch[edit]

Christie formally launched his 2016 presidential campaign on June 30, 2015, at his high school in Livingston, New Jersey.[32] He had already launched his campaign website on June 27.[33] At the announcement he stated that both political parties had "failed our country", and called for more compromise in politics.[34] "I am now ready to fight for the people," Christie said in his announcement speech. "I am proud to announce my candidacy for the Republican nomination for the presidency of the United States of America."[35]

Christie began his campaign with a stop in Maine where he met with Maine Governor Paul LePage, who is the first sitting Republican governor to offer an endorsement for any of the party's 2016 presidential candidates. Calling LePage’s endorsement an honor, Christie said, "To receive an endorsement from someone who knows what it's like to run a blue state, who knows what it's like to make tough decisions, who knows what it's like to engage in hand-to-hand combat to try to get things done for the people who elect you – to get an endorsement from Paul LePage today is an incredible honor."[36]

Greg Brown, chairman and chief executive officer of Motorola Solutions, chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, chair of the Rutgers board, and executive committee member of the Business Roundtable, was a member of the campaign's finance committee.[37]

New Jersey[edit]

State Police security detail[edit]

Christie has said that his campaign will not reimburse the state for the tax-payer funded New Jersey State Police security detail which travels with him on campaign trips.[38][39]

Between 2010–2014, the state police billed the state $1 million. There have also been more than $800,000 in credit-card expenses related to political and private trips made by the governor,[40][41][42] which the administration has refused to make public.[43][44] Costs to taxpayers for the first quarter of 2015 were $185,000.[45][46]

“We’re going to continue to conduct this in the same way I’ve always conducted it,” Christie said. New Jerseyeans are overwhelmingly opposed to paying for the Executive Protection Unit for Christie's campaign.[47]

Christie regularly makes use of the state police helicopter for official and unofficial business, for which his campaign partially reimburses the state.[48][49]

The New Jersey Senate is considering[when?] a bill which would require reimbursement of "expenses incurred for travel, food, lodging, security, or any other purposes not directly related to the Governor's regular and official duties as Governor" when traveling out of state to engage in political activities.[50][51][52] Christie and his campaign are being sued by three advocacy organisations (New Jersey Citizen Action, New Jersey Families Alliance and BlueWaveNJ) as well as several New Jersey residents who cite his absenteeism from the governorship and misuse of funds.[53]

After withdrawing from the race, Christie continued to travel to campaign for Trump. In the first quarter of 2016 travel costs for the security detail were $170,000.,[54] a considerable drop.[55]

Absence from state[edit]

Christie was absent from New Jersey 261 days in 2015.[56][57][58] Christie was highly criticized for first not planning to return to New Jersey and then staying only briefly for the January 2016 United States blizzard.[59] When asked why he was campaigning in New Hampshire when parts of the Jersey Shore were flooded in sea water Christie said: "What do you want me to do, go down there with a mop?"[60] Records show 190 full days and 71 partial days in 2015 cost NJ taxpayers about $614,000. The final quarter of 2015, when Christie spent 32 days out of state campaigning for the presidency, cost $193,890.[61][62] The bills totaled cost $492,420 in 2014, $220,355 in 2013; $248,277 in 2012; $129,842 in 2011 and $64,975 in 2010, which did not include the cost of overtime for the State Police troopers in EPU, which according to state regulations is confidential.[63] A lawsuit which claimed that Christie "inappropriately forced New Jersey taxpayers to cover the cost of the governor's security and other key expenses while pursuing the presidency" was dismissed.[64]

Approval ratings[edit]

In December 2015/January 2016 Christie's approval ratings in New Jersey dropped to their lowest ever during his tenure to 31%.[65][66][67]

Debates[edit]

Polling had created uncertainty about Christie qualifying for participation in the jointly sponsored Fox News-Facebook Republican Party presidential debate, the first of the election cycle, on August 6, 2015, which allows for the 10 highest-polling politicians to participate.[68][69][70][71] Christie claimed he would qualify.[72] The methodology used for inclusion is not known.[73] Christie placed ninth in the polls, qualifying for a place.[74] Christie's average standing in polls conducted after the debate raised questions as to whether he would be permitted to participate in the main stage CNN primetime debate in September.[75] Christie ranked 10th in qualifying polls.[76] Christie did not have the necessary 2.5% standing to participate in the November main stage event, but with 1% qualified for the earlier undercard debate event.[77] [78] A rapid improvement his poll numbers however saw him being propelled back to the main stage for the debate on 15 December.[79] Christie made debatable claims in the January 14, 2016 debate.[80][81] In the February 6, 2016, GOP debate, Christie attacked Marco Rubio, who was polling in third place nationally, criticizing him for repeating his "25 second speech" and not getting to the issues at hand on the campaign trail. His attacks, combined with a verbal gaffe by Rubio, were seen as a devastating blow to his campaign and contributed to his fifth-place finish in New Hampshire. Christie placed sixth.

Iowa and New Hampshire[edit]

Christie speaking at an event hosted by the Iowa Republican Party in October 2015.

He spent considerable time in Iowa in 2014 laying groundwork.[82] He had little expectation to win.[83] He placed 10th in a field of 12 candidates with 1.8% of the ballots cast.[84] Having claimed he would be "number one" of the state governors running, he came in 4th.[85]

Christie focused much of his campaign's effort in winning the New Hampshire Republican primary, for which a former Governor's Office staff member and political operative began working in winter 2014.[86][87][88][89][90][91] On January 4, 2016 at his campaign headquarters in New Hampshire Christie said "I'm going to be up here until Wednesday night. We'll take a short break, go back home, deliver the State of the State address the week after next in New Jersey, and then come back out on the road again".[92] Christie campaigned extensively using a town meeting format, but in polls before the primary slipped and he fell behind.[93] He spent 70 days in the state.[94] In the New Hampshire debate he attacked candidate Marco Rubio.[95] He placed sixth in a field of nine in the New Hampshire primary on February 9.[96]

Trump endorsement[edit]

Christie campaigning for Trump and the 2016 Republican National Convention

Christie endorsed Donald Trump on February 26, 2016.[97] and began campaigning for him.[98]

Following the announcement the publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader, which had endorsed Christie, said that Christie had committed to him that he would never endorse Trump.[99] A few days later the paper ran an editorial which stated that it had been wrong to endorse Christie.[100][101] Hewlett-Packard chief executive Meg Whitman, a major contributor who served in the role of National Finance Co-Chair for Christie's ill-fated campaign, called the endorsement "an astonishing display of political opportunism."[102] The New York Times called the new relationship with Trump "a bully bromance".[103]

Of the endorsement, Governor of Ohio John Kasich, the only governor left in the Republican presidential nominee field, said he was “a little bit surprised” and "it happens".[104] Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley said “Chris is a dear friend but none of us understands why he did this."[105] Former GOP Governor of New Jersey Christine Todd Whitman said the endorsement would make her consider voting for Hillary Clinton.[106][107] Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker, who hand endorsed Christie, he was surprised and "... I don't believe that his endorsement of Donald Trump says much of anything of why I chose to endorse him."[108]

On March 2, 2016, six New Jersey-based Gannett Company-owned newspaper called for Christie's resignation. The papers [[Asbury Park Press]], Courier-News (Bridgewater), The Courier-Post (Cherry Hill), Home News Tribune (East Brunswick), Daily Record (Morristown), The Daily Journal, (Vineland) in a joint editorial said: "We're fed up with his long neglect of the state to pursue his own selfish agenda. We're disgusted with his endorsement of Donald Trump after he spent months on the campaign trail trashing him, calling him unqualified by temperament and experience to be president," the editorial read. "And we're fed up with his continuing travel out of state on New Jersey's dime, stumping for Trump, after finally abandoning his own presidential campaign."[109] On March 3, 2016, the New Jersey Advance Media-owned The Star-Ledger called for Christie's resignation.[110]

New Jersey GOP lawmakers Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth), Amy Handlin (R-Monmouth), Jack Ciattarelli (R-Somerset) said that Christie cannot continue to serve as governor if Christie goes on the campaign trail for Trump.[111]

Following the announcement Christie was severely mocked and ridiculed in social media.[112][113][114][115][116]

Positions[edit]

Social Security and Medicare[edit]

In a speech at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on April 14, 2015, Christie proposed significant reforms to federal benefit programs. The proposals included reductions of Social Security benefits for high-income seniors, an expansion of means testing for Medicare recipients, and an increase in the eligibility age for Social Security and Medicare.[117] Christie indicated that his proposals would not affect existing retirees or those close to retirement.[118] Christie proposed comprehensive federal entitlement reforms, stating: "In the short term, it is growing the deficit and slowly but surely taking over all of government. In the long term, it will steal our children’s future and bankrupt our nation." Christie's proposals would add means testing for Social Security benefits starting with those who make more than $80,000 per year in non-Social Security income and phasing out Social Security benefits entirely for those with more than $200,000 in other income annually. Similarly, Christie's proposals would increase the sliding scale of means testing for Medicare such that seniors with $85,000 in annual income would pay 40% of premium costs and those with more than $196,000 in annual income would pay 90% of premium costs. He also proposed raising the retirement age for Social Security benefits by two months each year starting in 2022, until the retirement age reaches 69. He would likewise raise the age for early retirement from 62 to 64. In addition, he proposed raising the eligibility age for Medicare by one month each year so that seniors would be eligible for benefits at 67 years of age in 2040 and 69 years of age in 2064. Christie also stated: “Here’s what you’ll learn about me. I have been talking about the growth of entitlements as a big problem, at both the state and federal levels, for a number of years. Not because it is politically popular, but because it is true."[119]

Supreme Court justices[edit]

In 2009, Christie said of Sonia Sotomayor: “I support her appointment to the Supreme Court and urge the Senate to keep politics out of the process and confirm her nomination. Qualified appointees should be confirmed and deserve bi-partisan support. Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito deserved that support based on their work as Circuit Court Judges. So does Judge Sotomayor. As a result, I support her confirmation. This is a historic moment and her inspiring success story should not only make the Latino community proud, but all Americans.”[120]

In response to the 2015 Supreme Court rulings regarding the Affordable Health Care Act (King v. Burwell) and same-sex marriage in the United States (Obergefell v. Hodges), Christie said that the outcomes would have been different if the court had more Christie type judges on the bench.[121][122][123] Christie also said "If you want to know the kind of justices to the Supreme Court that a President Christie would pick, you need to look at one seat on the Supreme Court, and that's the seat of judge Sam Alito."[124]

Prison reform[edit]

Christie supports changes in the criminal justice system which address disparities in sentencing, particularly for non-violent and drug-related crimes. He acknowledges racial disparities in sentencing.[125]

Israel–Palestine[edit]

In March 2014, Christie gave a foreign policy speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition also attended by other Republican presidential hopefuls. In it, Christie said that everyone he met in Israel during his visit, wanted America to be an "unblinking, unwavering unquestioning friend" but worried that this was no longer true. He said that he is in the business to win elections and not just arguments, saying "If we want to just have arguments and stand for nothing, we could just form a university." Christie said he was overwhelmed by displays of religious tolerance during his recent trip to Jerusalem and used the term "occupied territories" in reference to lands in dispute. Christie later apologized for the remark, which is rejected by some conservative Zionists and other supporters of Israel who see it as validating Palestinian views.[126]

Planned Parenthood[edit]

As governor, In 2010 Christie vetoed $7.5 million in funding for family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, saying the money was duplicative and unaffordable. He vetoed the funding four more times in following years. Christie had repeatedly stated the decision was financial and not one based on his beliefs. In February 2015 he stated.[127] "I'm pro-life, I ran as a pro-life candidate in 2009 unapologetically, spoke at the pro-life rally on the steps of the Statehouse -- the first governor to ever speak at a pro-life rally on the steps of the Statehouse -- and vetoed Planned Parenthood funding five times out of the New Jersey budget."[128][129][130]

"I support Planned Parenthood privately with my personal contribution and that should be the goal of any such agency, to find private donations," Christie was quoted saying in The Star-Ledger on Sept. 30, 1994. In 2016, Christie said: "Well I never donated to Planned Parenthood…",[131] Christie claims he was misquoted.[132]

NSA domestic surveillance and national security[edit]

Christie supports the collection of metadata of phone calls of American citizens and denizens by the National Security Agency.[133][134][135][136] Christie has cited his tenure as federal prosecutor to gain credibility with fighting terrorism. as a centerpiece of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. "We prosecuted two of the biggest terrorism cases in the world and stopped Fort Dix from being attacked by six American radicalized Muslims from a mosque in New Jersey because we worked with the Muslim American community to get intelligence and we used the Patriot Act to get other intelligence to make sure we did those cases," Christie said. Those cases on his watch and his claims are a source of continuing controversy. with regard to the use of undercover sting operations and informants. National security experts say that other than in two cases, the U.S. Attorney's office in New Jersey under Christie had no apparent role in any high-level international terror investigation while he headed the office, stating, "When it comes to terrorism prosecutions, of the 320 total convictions since 9/11. Christie has prosecuted only a couple, and both were FBI informant cases—not international terrorist plots, or even the most serious cases we have see."[137]

Firearms[edit]

In June 2015, Christie said; "I know there's a lot of perception about my view on gun rights because I'm from New Jersey and because the laws are the way they are, but these laws were being made long before I was governor and no new ones have been made since I've been governor.[138] During his term as governor Christie has vetoed some proposed legislation, re-written others, and signed on bills regulating firearms.[139] Christie was not invited to attend the NRA convention in April 2016.[140][141] Christie has defined his changing positions on gun control as "evolving".[142] The New York Times has called it pandering.[143][144] On January 16, 2016 Christie said:"I don't support background checks for every gun sale."[145]

Fiscal policy[edit]

As Governor of New Jersey, Christie has received grades of B in 2012[146][147] and B in 2014[148][149] from the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, in their biennial Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors.[150]

Syrian refugees[edit]

On November 16, Christie was interviewed by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt and stated that his state would not take in Syrian refugees, including orphaned toddlers.[151] In October 2014, Christie said ""I've said before that if there comes a time when the U.S. needs to take some refugees that we should.". In January 2016 he said, "I said right from the beginning we should take no Syrian Refugees of any kind."[152]

Endorsements[edit]

See also[edit]

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