Chris Christie today decided to accept matching public funds for his gubernatorial campaign, which will turn his $4.1 million in contributions into about $12 million, to be spent before election day. On a juicier note: Accepting public funds means the governor must participate in at least two debates with his challenger, State Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex). They will be held between September 17th and October 25th. Here’s Christie when faced with a bitter opponent. And here’s Buono, giving a taste of what’s to come, on All-In With Chris Hayes last night.