Post-Iowa Cattle Call: Where Christie’s conservatism ranks
Conservative voters got their first glimpse of what 2016’s Republican presidential primary races might look like this weekend when leading GOP figures from across the county flocked to Des Moines, Iowa for U.S. Rep. Steven King’s annual “Iowa Freedom Summit.” The first major gathering of the party ahead of the 2016 cycle — and the unofficial “kickoff” of the Republican primaries — the event was attended by a handful of the dozen prospective presidential candidates currently said to be weighing bids for the nomination. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)
Morris GOP Chair Sette joins Christie PAC
MORRISTOWN – Morris County Republican Chairman John Sette is joining the political action committee created by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie that is geared toward supporting his 2016 presidential run. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)
State GOP senator says Christie’s time to prove himself as governor starts now
For State Senator Sam Thompson (R-12), Gov. Chris Christie must prove himself now.
Everything before now is of little value.
“The reality is when you get into next year’s election, the voters are not going to judge him on his first five years,” said Thompson of Old Bridge. “He could have done a great judge during that time, but they they will gauge him on this year. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)
Bramnick on Christie PAC: “The problem is not Chris Christie”
TRENTON – State Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) surveyed the political landscape after the announcement that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is creating a political action committee geared toward a 2016 presidential run, then made his own pronouncement about Christie’s fundraising prowess in the face of stiff competition. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)
Shaftan happy Christie’s running ‘because his ego is going to get shot down’
A Republican strategist who engineered a losing campaign against Gov. Chris Christie in 2009 says the New Jersey governor has no shot to be president and questioned the early ideological identifications of the incipient Christie campaign. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)
Christie ‘honored’ to be named honorary chair of Christie for Prez PAC
NEWARK – Declaring a State of Emergency this afternoon here, Gov. Chris Christie in a brief appearance with reporters touched on the formation by his team of a political action committee (PAC) geared toward a presidential run. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)
Source: Christie alert to ‘uneasiness’ in senate caucus
Gov. Chris Christie diagnoses “anxiety” in America but some of his staunch home state allies worry about “uneasiness” in their own New Jersey Republican Party.
GOP insiders here wearily acknowledge troubles that persist for Christie as he attempts to bench press a presidential bid. The governor’s poll numbers are in a downward skid and he still hasn’t shaken the damage of the George Washington Bridge scandal, Republican allies of Christie concede. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)
Five Ways Chris Christie Has Dealt With Weather Crisis
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has dealt with his fair share of natural disasters. With a nasty blizzard heading towards the Garden State Monday, he declared the 15th weather-related state of emergency since he took office in January 2010. (Weinberg/ABC News)
New Jerseyans on Christie’s love of Dallas Cowboys? Who cares
WASHINGTON (CNN)An overwhelming majority of football fans in New Jersey say Gov. Chris Christie’s affection for the Dallas Cowboys makes no difference in their opinion of him.
According to a new Quinnipiac poll, 83% say the Republican’s loyalty to the Cowboys doesn’t affect their view of Christie, while 13% say they think less of him and three percent say it makes them view him in a more favorable light. (Killough/CNN News)
Yudin on Christie PAC: “You don’t have to be in Trenton to be governor”
WYCKOFF – Bergen County Republican Organization (BCRO) Chairman Bob Yudin responded to the news that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is creating a political action committee geared toward a 2016 presidential run with confidence that Christie can compete in an increasingly crowded GOP field. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)
Christie Team forms PAC for prez run
Chris Christie backers formed a political action committee as part of constructing a possible 2016 bid for the White House.
The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that Christie’s team on Friday filed paperwork to establish the committee with the Federal Election Commission. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)