Chris Me You Fool
Last year, I sat in on a talk given by a top Democratic strategist to several media types about the demographic shifts in the country—the increasing influence of Latinos and single female voters, in particular—that would seem, on the face of it, to spell long-term doom for the GOP. During the Q&A portion, one woman, a well-known TV personality, asked the speaker what he thought of Chris Christie.
The strategist scoffed. “One word for you: Giuliani.” That should have been the end of that, but the woman persisted. “Really? I have to tell you, I know a lot of women out there who like the guy—women you wouldn’t expect to like the guy.” But the strategist was unmoved. “Never. Gonna. Happen.” Read More
There was a time, long ago, when national politics and New York politics were nearly one and the same. From 1928 to 1948, the state produced a presidential candidate every year, and in 1944, both presidential candidates, Franklin Roosevelt and Thomas Dewey, called New York home.
The Garden State
According to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Hudson River isn’t quite facing a heated political rivalry just yet.
Mr. Cuomo said this afternoon that he spoke with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie about today’s New York Post report detailing his alleged plans to unseat Mr. Cuomo in next year’s election.
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani thinks Chris Christie has the potential to win the White House.
Campaigning with the New Jersey governor in Bergen County today, Mr. Giuliani, himself a failed presidential contender, told Politicker’s sister site, PolitickerNJ, that he has no doubt Mr. Christie could be elected president.
Bob Braun, the legendary former columnist for The Star-Ledger, didn’t appreciate his former employer’s endorsement this past weekend of Gov. Chris Christie.
It was a big deal when Capitol Hill finally got around to passing a $50 billion aid package for New York and New Jersey in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The aid came only after local officials, most prominently Congressman King and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, publicly and bluntly criticized fellow Republicans who seemed reluctant to help out their fellow Americans in the Northeast.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has ordered flags to be at half-mast on Monday, in honor of the late actor James Gandolfini, who died on Wednesday at age 51.
“All the people in the state really felt a connection to him, not just to his character, but to him,” Mr. Christie said in Read More
UNDER THE KNIFE
From scrunchie-gate to bang-mageddon, American political figures have often had to contend with intense media scrutiny when it comes to their physical appearances. And while the country’s female politicians usually take the brunt of the criticism, none has had it worse than poor Chris Christie.
The husky, spider-killing New Jersey Governor has been followed since Read More
Along Came A Spider
Oh, Chris Christie, ever a man of the people. First he saved New Jerseyans from the ravages of Superstorm Sandy, and last Friday, he saved innocent schoolchildren … from a spider.
A video posted to YouTube last week shows an heroic scene from a group of schoolchildren’s visit to the N.J. Governor’s office: After somebody Read More
If you can't take the heat..
Get ready to see a lot more pasty teenagers at the Jersey Shore this summer.
Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law that bans children under the age of 17 from using tanning beds in the Garden State.
The law comes from the case of Nutley, N.J. resident Patricia Krentcil, a.k.a. Read More