In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 file photograph, Gov. Chris Christie, center, greets a worker at the construction of a huge new KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy school in Camden, N.J. | Photo by Mel Evans/AP
Two million dollars. That’s what a single new job in Camden is worth to the state of New Jersey.
The state’s Economic Development Authority voted to approve a $40 million tax break so that Actega North America Inc., a company that makes coatings, sealants and inks, will build a new headquarters in Camden, bring 79 existing employees to the site, and create 21 new jobs, the Inquirer reported this morning. The site, which is on Admiral Wilson Boulevard, was the subject of earlier plans to develop a ShopRite, which would have been just the second supermarket in Camden. Those plans fell through, but neither the site’s owner nor ShopRite is saying why. Read more »
New Jersey governor Chris Christie criticized Ted Cruz during a speech to delegates at the Republican National Convention this morning, at around the same time that Cruz’s campaign manager said Christie “turned over his political testicles long ago.”
Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, made the comment on the Chris Stigall Show this morning.
Cruz refused to back Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during his speech at the RNC last night, which garnered a collective “boo” from the audience.
“I think it was awful, and quite frankly I think it was selfish,” Christie told reporters last night, referring to Cruz’s refusal to endorse Trump.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives his thumb up as he walks off the stage with his wife Melania during the Republican National Convention, Monday, July 18, 2016, in Cleveland.
Melania Trump headlined the first night of the Republican National Convention yesterday, and she gave what many considered a fine speech. “Melania Trump initially appeared to deliver the speech her husband needed to portray him in a softer light,” CNN reported. “She offered testimony about the character of her husband, Donald Trump, and said he would never let America down.”
But it’s that initially part of the report that is key here. Because about two paragraphs were cribbed from another speech. It gets funnier: The speech it was taken from was Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech. Well, one way to make Melania sound like the first lady is to literally copy the words of the current wife of the president.
Plagiarism is generally not a huge deal in politics, and Republicans rushed to point out VP Joe Biden copied while in college and on the campaign trail. But others have just denied it. Read more »
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, gives a thumbs up to the crowd as he is introduced by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, at a rally at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., Monday, March 14, 2016.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie told a heartwarming Trump story during the Republican National Convention yesterday.
But it might not necessarily be true.
According to The Washington Post, Christie told a group of Republican delegates Monday morning that after Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012, his wife, Mary Pat Christie, asked Donald Trump to donate to her New Jersey disaster relief fund.
According to Christie’s story, Trump asked how much the check should be and then said, “Just tell me and I’ll send it,” northjersey.com reports.
Either Trump never actually promised to send money, or he didn’t follow through, according to reports.
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New Jersey governor Chris Christie will speak at the Republican National Convention tomorrow.
Christie is a prime-time speaker set to present a speech on the day of the convention’s “Make America Work Again” theme, which Donald Trump, Jr. will headline, along with former presidential candidate Ben Carson, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and actress Kimberlin Brown.
Christie has served as one of Donald Trump‘s key advisors since February, following the abandonment of his own presidential campaign. The N.J. governor suffered a blow after Trump selected Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate in a surprising move last week.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, accompanied by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, takes questions from members of the media during a news conference on Super Tuesday primary election night in the White and Gold Ballroom at The Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., on March 1st, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A big loudmouth with ties to New Jersey could be on the Republican presidential ticket. Well, two of them.
Both The New York Times and CNN are reporting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being vetted as a potential running mate for presumed GOP nominee Donald Trump. Trump has said he wants to announce his VP pick at the Republican National Convention, which is being held July 18th to 21st in Cleveland.
Christie endorsed Trump in late January, not long after dropping out of the race after poor showings in the crowded Republican presidential primary in Iowa and New Hampshire. Allies quickly turned on Christie for his endorsement, but the governor has pressed on. Read more »
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers questions after voting at Brookside Engine Company 1 firehouse Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in Mendham Township, N.J.
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is upset about the attack on LGBT nightclub Pulse in Orlando. In response, he wants the U.S. to respond with military action overseas.
“You’ve got to get over there and make them pay where they live,” Christie said yesterday on WFAN’s Boomer & Carton Show (yes, a sports talk show). He was filling in for Boomer Esiason. “It is unacceptable to allow this type of stuff in our country and for us to not fight back. We’ve got to fight back.”
Christie is a top adviser to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and the head of Trump’s White House transition team if he wins. Earlier in the day at a public event, Christie said people need “to get serious” at “every level in government and in the private sector” about the threat of “radical Islam.” Read more »
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, wave as they arrive at a rally at Millington Regional Airport in Millington, Tenn., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.
Chris Christie says he didn’t fetch McDonald’s for Donald Trump.
In yet another great moment in the 2016 presidential campaign, yesterday The New Yorker reported Christie had fetched Trump’s order at McDonald’s.
Later yesterday, a Christie spokesman categorically denied the allegation to Business Insider:
“We categorically deny this ridiculous, completely invented scenario, which the writer attributed to an unnamed source’s anonymous friend,” Murray told Business Insider in an email. “The fact the writer relegated this bit of sleaze between parentheses certainly indicates he knew it was trash that had to be separated from the rest of the story.”
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, accompanied by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, takes questions from members of the media during a news conference on Super Tuesday in Palm Beach, Fla., on March 1st, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The New Yorker has a fascinating article this week on the Republican Party’s Donald Trump dilemma: What should Republicans do about the outsider who has captured their party’s presidential nomination this year?
For the most part, they’ve fallen in line. Even John McCain — who Trump mocked for being a prisoner of war — has fallen in line and endorsed Trump. The only holdouts are the Bush family, basically. But the article also contains an anecdote about Chris Christie — Trump’s top surrogate on the campaign trail — that is too good not to share. Read more »
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The future of Atlantic City is now in Gov. Chris Christie‘s hands. Or, rather, his pen.
A pair of state aid packages passed the Assembly and Senate today and are now awaiting Christie’s signature. The bills give the city 150 days to come up with five-year fiscal plan for balanced budgets. If Christie signs them, the city would have to cut roughly $100 million in its fiscal plan.
The city will get about $56 million for the 2017 state budget, with the money coming in state aid and redirected casino funds.
Both bills passed the assembly in the early afternoon. The Senate passed them later in the day.
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