N.J.’s national profile rising, says Christie

HOWELL – Gov. Chris Christie says New Jersey should “be proud of ourselves again,” saying his administration has gone without a scandal or accusation of political corruption.

During a town hall here today, the governor said New Jersey is “no longer the state that’s the butt of jokes” on late-night comedy shows, rather it’s a state others are looking to for an example of leadership.

Christie also said his recent keynote address at the GOP national convention is further evidence that New Jersey’s legitimacy-stock is rising, exclaiming who would have thought years ago that a New Jersey governor would be giving such an important speech before the nation.

“If I had told you three years ago that the governor of New Jersey would be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention, you would never believe me,” he said.

N.J.’s national profile rising, says Christie