Morning News Digest: July 6th

Christie at his best -- surrounded by supporters and being himself.  The governor waves while announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination at Livingston High School on June 30, 2015. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie at his best — surrounded by supporters and being himself. The governor waves while announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination at Livingston High School on June 30, 2015. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Stile: Is Christie ready to take off the gloves?

Candidate Chris Christie will rely heavily on his charisma and self-deprecating humor to carry him back into contention in the 2016 race for president. (Stile/The Bergen Record)

http://www.northjersey.com/news/stile-is-christie-ready-to-take-off-the-gloves-1.1368739

 

 

Kelly: Christie enters the arena – Jersey style

THE RALLY was over and now it was official. Governor Christie, whose popularity in New Jersey is now so low that he would probably not be reelected if state term limit laws allowed him to run again, was now running for president. (Kelly/The Bergen Record)

http://www.northjersey.com/columnists/christie-enters-the-arena-jersey-style-1.1368884

 

 

New Jersey Legislature gears up for summer with quiet and busy spells

TRENTON >> The Assembly will be a rare sight in the capital this summer, with legislators preparing for an election where they will be at the top of the ticket. (Catalini/The AP)

http://www.trentonian.com/general-news/20150703/new-jersey-legislature-gears-up-for-summer-with-quiet-and-busy-spells

 

Political Insider: Zen of juries

I would have thought that the state Superior Court trial of two North Bergen Department of Public Works employees would be over by now. (Torres/The Jersey Journal)

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/06/political_insider_zen_of_juries_an_assistant_super.html

 

 

Lesniak, celebrating Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, calls Christie out for his anti-same-sex union stance

MANTOLOKING – At the start of a classic 4th of July Jersey Shore weekend party on Thursday night, state Senator Ray Lesniak (D-20) and friends celebrated the recent historic U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming the right to same-sex marriage nationwide with an iconic, yet unique, patriotic moment. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)

Lesniak, celebrating Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, calls Christie out for his anti-same-sex union stance | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

Christie Rollout Day Went Smoothly and Professionally

Chris Christie’s announcement on Tuesday morning in his hometown of Livingston was professionally produced and competently handled. A polished website and an inspiring and beautifully produced “tell it like it is” video were rolled out, already netting over 50,000 views on YouTube. And all this was accompanied by dominating NJ GOP support, political and financial. However, it’s not announcement itself that tells the tale—it’s the rollout in the days that follow. And by that yardstick, things are off to a rougher beginning.  (Sanders/PolitickerNJ)

Christie Rollout Day Went Smoothly and Professionally | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

Some say Christie’s gone too much to govern New Jersey

MAPLE SHADE (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential run is adding a new dimension to his already complicated relationship with Democrats in his home state.  (Associated Press)

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/some-say-christie-s-gone-too-much-to-govern-new/article_d8b79d86-23c8-11e5-a504-1bc8c13ff4a6.html

 

 

Mitt Romney Invites Marco Rubio and Chris Christie to Holiday Sleepover at New Hampshire Vacation Home

A survey of New Jersey voters found that the majority think Gov. Chris Christie should Mitt Romney is having a slumber party this weekend at his New Hampshire compound with some very interesting guests: Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, along with their families.

The sleepover Friday night at Mr. Romney’s summer vacation home in Wolfeboro, N.H., came about when the 2012 Republican presidential nominee realized that the two current hopefuls would be campaigning in the area during the holiday weekend.  (Parker and Habberman/The New York Times)

http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/07/03/chris-christies-pajama-time-at-mitt-romneys-house/

 

 

Chris Christie on Donald Trump: ‘He’s a Good Guy’

  • Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey on Donald J. Trump, a friend of 13 years, about whether the fellow presidential candidate’s comments about Mexicans
are bad for Republicans. (The New York Times)

http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/07/03/chris-christie-on-donald-trump-hes-a-good-guy/

 

 

Northern Casino ballot question ‘all but officially dead’ this year

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Democrats in the New Jersey Legislature have told developers and union leaders that “a referendum this year on a proposal to expand gambling to the northern part of the state is all but officially dead.”

Read the story here.

PolitickerNJ reported this a month ago here.  (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

Northern Casino ballot question ‘all but officially dead’ this year | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

Chris Christie criticizes Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage

WASHINGTON, July 5 (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said on Sunday Supreme Court justices of his liking would not have legalized same-sex marriage and would have struck down a key provision of a national health care law. (Reuters)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/05/chris-christie-gay-marriage_n_7730478.html

 

 

Chris Christie says Rand Paul has made US ‘weaker’

The Chris Christie and Rand Paul feud just got more fired up. (The New York Post)

http://nypost.com/2015/07/05/chris-christie-says-rand-paul-has-made-us-weaker/

 

 

Chris Christie’s New Hampshire marathon

Holderness, New Hampshire (CNN)When Chris Christie arrived at his first campaign event in Sandown, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, the day he announced his presidential candidacy, there might as well have been a “New Hampshire-or-Bust” bumper sticker under the New Jersey plate. (Spodak/CNN)

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/05/politics/chris-christie-new-Hampshire/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning News Digest: July 6th