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Christie to Seek Re-Election

Chris Christie announced he would seek a second term as New Jersey governor.

Gov. Chris Christie will seek a second term as New Jersey's governor.

He made the announcement during an appearance at a press conference at the Port Monmouth Fire Dept. Monday afternoon. Christie declined to talk in detail about his bid, saying he is saving that for a more formal announcement in January. 

But he did say he sought the advice of his wife, Mary Pat, and four children, over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, and got their blessing. 

"I have a job to finish that I would have never anticipated to have six weeks ago," said Christie. He said loved the Garden State. "I want to leave it better than I found it when I'm done." 

The gubernatorial election will take place in November 2013.

In response to a question about whether he would still focus on cutting taxes in light of the Hurricane Sandy crisis, he said he would not waver. 

"It's more important than ever to cut taxes," he said, adding that it is especially crucial to the ability of small business owners to rebound. 

Christie made his announcement surrounded by uniformed representatives of Middletown Township's fire and first aid workers, whom he said he admired for their dedicated service. "These folks are a reassurance to me," he said

In attendance was state Sen. Joseph Kyrillos, Monmouth County Freeholder Serena DiMaso, Deputy Mayor Stephen Massell as well as Middletown homeowners who came to hear the governor in person. 

George Clark November 28, 2012 at 03:34 PM
@paulie and the rest of the christie fan wagon, you say christie put away a lot of wiseguys? how so? if you are refering to the set up stings on low level mayors, how are they wise guys? They weren't wise and they weren't big enough to be taken seriously. Now Christie gives norcross a pass after bad mouthing previous attorney generals doing nothing. Sounds like somebody's made an offer he can't refuse. I'm seriously shocked that we all accept that nothing is being done with the corruption in this state and country. do you think it's gonna get better if we just ignore it? Maybe we should get in on it? assasins creed maybe the only way to take it out. you know, fight fire with fire. that would be interesting if some anonymous source started taking out figure heads and got factions fighting in the open. I mean something's gotta be done and it seems to always start and end with violence if history's a guide. Where is batman when you need him? lol. cartels are coming better black ops them all.
O'Connor November 28, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Really?
slyfox1961 November 28, 2012 at 04:01 PM
@Really: Point taken. No harm intended to the American public.
O'Connor November 28, 2012 at 04:23 PM
The fears of the '70's have come true. Big brother is now here and after four more years of Obama it will be even more devastating. We now have many similar conditions the sure seam like the U.S.S.R. of the '70's. Maybe after Christie gets re-elected Govenor again, he will run for President.
Fred Murtz November 28, 2012 at 04:33 PM
@ O Connor may I suggest you take the advice of your hero the exiled Boss Hog and move to the welfare state of Ak if you are looking for socialism After all Timmy you would then get a check not only from SS (hypocrite) but oil profits just like Sarah nailin Palin
Momof4 November 28, 2012 at 04:48 PM
I say he's the best Governor we've had so far..He seems to care about our state.. Also i love that he just says it like it is.. He doesn't p#$@yfoot around things.. He's got my vote!!
Donna Griffin November 28, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Really??? - I have a difficult time "accepting" the demise of a once great nation particularly because I love my children. I think that the financial and educational futures we are handing off to the next generation are immoral. Settling for mediocrity and the acceptance that Americans are, by and large, superficial and ignorant is a scarey proposition for me. Clearly, however, I am in the minority. I've always said that we get the government that we deserve. With freedoms eroding and public education failing our children at the rapid pace it is, I can assure you that the country we see today will circle the drain at an accelerated rate.
O'Connor November 28, 2012 at 04:56 PM
The majority who got Obama re-elected were the takers.  Just like what happened to the U.S.S.R, Europe, the Roman and the Greek Empires. The takers kept taking and the payer's run out of money, then the government will go broke. History is repeating itself once again.  We need someone like Christie to save us!
Johnjcpa November 28, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Not welfare, unemployment. Already passed, they spent over 400,000 and no one failed testing. Knowing Rick Scott, he probable invested in testing labs before the law was passed. Man was CEO of a healthcare company that committed the largest Medicare fraud in history and they make him governor.
J.JONES November 28, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Well this morning I listened to someone saying how Christie helped Obama get re-elected..Wow what B.s. that is go tell all those people that Christie visited for weeks after and helping them understand they will get help and the walks with Obama had to help those people in those bad times...It wasn't a political move it was we are here to help...I'm not a fan of Obama and we to make the best of 4 more years...Maybe by then all damaged areas from sandy will be recovered...And my vote than will be for CHRISTIE...
O'Connor November 28, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Really??? You are right, it was the takers and the liberal elite who supported Obama's socialism.  Due to the actions of the current socialist agenda of Obama and his economy killing regulations, i have had an opportunity to visit Europe, Africa and Central America. Had plenty of time, due to the lack of work in this country. It amazes me how Obama's headed in a direction, the rest of the world is trying to get away from. We need someone like Christie to save us.
George Clark November 28, 2012 at 06:43 PM
really??? that's funny. lol. I didn't suggest assassinating government leaders. I said mob leaders running our government through many means and I did so to stress a point. The fbi has a tape of one such man where he comes out and suggests that he will get his way, against the good of the people for his profit alone, or he will put a gun to any of his rivals head and blow their brains out like they do in north jersey. remember that tape? and the fbi and your beloved governor did absolutely nothing to get this man out of nj politics or it's bussiness. I think he's in the insurance rackets. lol. and you call me psycho for suggesting doing onto these types as they would do unto us all that wanna stop this thuggery? it is you who is being silly and psycho. I don't advocate violence, but doing nothing as an alternative is totally stupid. Apparently the fbi in nj is incompetent or corrupt or both.
Donna Griffin November 28, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Really?? - I am a firm believer that a nation's educational system is the single most important determining factor in laying the groundwork for its future. Ours is failing and failing rapidly by any international objective standard. Add to that the fact that there are more Americans per capita collecting public assistance (Social Security, Unemployment, Food Stamps, Medicaid, Housing, etc.) than ever in the history of our nation. I cannot help but think that an optimistic, "cyclical" future is what is in store for 20 somethings fresh out of college. If we continue to pay people not to work and have little expectations that they must find work, we will bury our nation quicker than any foreign enemy could ever hope to. Those pulling the cart are outweighed by those sitting in it. It is a mathematically unsustainable formula.
Harry November 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM
He has added the most jobs to his administration. He has no problem giving him and all his cronies raises but he will turn down an increase in minimum wage that so many NJ residents need. This is a corrupt state that will never change. I can't wait to the day I can get the hell out.
Harry November 29, 2012 at 10:45 AM
He only pussy foots around things when it comes to him and his own corruption. Or he will just totally ignore a question or blow up if he does not like the question.
frank rizzo November 29, 2012 at 04:14 PM
bayboat says "christie will crush any democrats" . i thought the visual was funny. maybe the words "crush" and "christie" shouldnt be used in the same sentence. same goes for "christie is running" . lol
O C Tim November 29, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Christie has stated that his distant familial connection to Genovese crime family leader Tino Fiumara never came up during his Federal Bureau of Investigation background check for his position as a U.S. Attorney; he told The New York Times in 2009 that he had assumed that investigators were aware of the connection.[25] During his tenure as U.S. Attorney, Christie recused himself from his office's investigation, indictment, and prosecution of Fiumara for aiding the flight of a fugitive.[25] A 2011 commentary on MarketWatch identified Fiumara as Christie's aunt's husband's late brother and said Christie has dismissed the relationship as a "private matter
O C Tim November 29, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Christie has stated that his distant familial connection to Genovese crime family leader Tino Fiumara never came up during his Federal Bureau of Investigation background check for his position as a U.S. Attorney; he told The New York Times in 2009 that he had assumed that investigators were aware of the connection.[25] During his tenure as U.S. Attorney, Christie recused himself from his office's investigation, indictment, and prosecution of Fiumara for aiding the flight of a fugitive.[25] A 2011 commentary on MarketWatch identified Fiumara as Christie's aunt's husband's late brother and said Christie has dismissed the relationship as a "private matter
O C Tim November 29, 2012 at 04:39 PM
but Christie has stated that his distant familial connection to Genovese crime family leader Tino Fiumara never came up during his Federal Bureau of Investigation background check for his position as a U.S. Attorney; he told The New York Times in 2009 that he had assumed that investigators were aware of the connection.[25] During his tenure as U.S. Attorney, Christie recused himself from his office's investigation, indictment, and prosecution of Fiumara for aiding the flight of a fugitive.[25] A 2011 commentary on MarketWatch identified Fiumara as Christie's aunt's husband's late brother and said Christie has dismissed the relationship as a "private matterhes mobbed up
O C Tim November 29, 2012 at 04:42 PM
@ Timmy lol get a hold of yourself what exactly has Gov Chrisco done? the folks on Lacey rd found a way around Chriscos 2% cap but I bet you voted for them? or did you write in Boss Hog? Unemployment rate under Chrisco up or down?
O C Tim November 29, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Christie has stated that his distant familial connection to Genovese crime family leader Tino Fiumara never came up during his Federal Bureau of Investigation background check for his position as a U.S. Attorney; he told The New York Times in 2009 that he had assumed that investigators were aware of the connection.[25] During his tenure as U.S. Attorney, Christie recused himself from his office's investigation, indictment, and prosecution of Fiumara for aiding the flight of a fugitive.[25] A 2011 commentary on MarketWatch identified Fiumara as Christie's aunt's husband's late brother and said Christie has dismissed the relationship as a "private matter
LT Guy February 02, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Tim O C, you're hitting it right on the head with your 11/27 comments. Someone replied to my previous post that "It must suck to live in Ocean County". Hey folks, don't kid yourself. The corruption here is supported by both sides of the aisle in Trenton, as it would be in any County if it is to their monetary benefit. It's very frustrating (and alarming) to see both "R" and "D" citizens being stepped on and abused by the thugs in power, and then having their cries for help ignored by those (of both political affiliations) who are charged with enforcing the law (at the local, county, state and federal level). Mr. Christie partook in such practice when he was the federal attorney. I'm hoping that someday the people wake up and realize that this "D" and "R" opium that they are smoking is nothing more than a tool for those in power to keep them under control. We're all being abused and ripped off by the crooks we keep putting back in office.
Resident of Lacey February 02, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Wow! I see so many posts here comparing Christie to obama. Chris is a governor and barack is a president in title alone. Being that our goverment leaders are suposed to be working for us. Perhaps somone out there remembers "for the people, by the people". In my opinion Chris is way closer to acheaveing that than barack. My vote is with Christie for govener and anyone else for president ASAP befor the current office holder can do any more damage to our country. Chris has not damaged our state but made some tough and unpopular choices based on what the people as a whole want. Yes there are some select groups out there that did not want those decisions to be made but "for the people, by the people" to me would be the general public not some select groups. barack on the other hand makes his decisions simply to please select groups, not the general public. BOTH do follow through with what they say they were going to do.
Frank Sherman retired teacher February 02, 2013 at 01:31 PM
call Rex Ryan he might lick Fat Boys toes again what has he done? 2% cap? I did like the fact he called out the republicon rubes in Washington
Frank Sherman retired teacher February 02, 2013 at 01:32 PM
Didya see the Bush Brownie video?
LT Guy February 03, 2013 at 04:01 PM
I assume you are one of the "mindless lemmings" from Lacey who vote by letter rather than by what the candidate stands for. You can ignore all the unlawful acts committed by Christie's "friends" here in Ocean County, and hopefully you never end up as one of the innocent citizens that get harmed as a result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time when these "thugs" are looking to pad their pockets further. To reiterate what I've said previously, those who are charged with enforcing the law, and choose to look the other way when their cronies commit serious crimes, are more guilty than those that commit the crime in the first place.... that's your buddy Chris Christie.
Resident of Lacey February 03, 2013 at 04:50 PM
LT Guy, apparently you are very ignorant; about lemmings, they are rodents and while I am sure Lacey has rodents this particular mammal is not a native to this region let alone the town. Lemmings are usually found living in the arctic regions in tundra biomes, not Lacey township NJ. (For more information see wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemming) I vote the way I feel comfortable with, D,R,I TP it really doesn't matter to me, When I vote I have usually spoken to EACH of the candidates I had access to, and I do go out of my way to take the time to meet with them personally and ask them my questions.Is it possible they lie, cheat and over promise to get into the office they desire? Yes absolutely but it is also likely that as voters we might just be expecting more of them than can be delivered given the environment they have to work in. Government is an ever-changing climate I personally think we need to have more real regular people in office, younger and less career politicians in government.
LT Guy February 03, 2013 at 05:17 PM
The lemming reference was to the habit of these rodents to "follow their leader" to the point of following them over a cliff. Thanks for the lesson anyway. I'm glad that you think before you vote, a practice that appears to be fairly uncommon in Lacey and Ocean County (per election of a Sheriff who was on his death bed, and comatose for years). I was attempting to point out that by ignoring the injustices committed against "regular people" by his "buddies" here in Ocean County (and yes, some in Lacey), the former Federal Prosecutor, and now current Governor, Chris Christie is just as guilty as those who profited by their crimes. I can give you examples of such crimes if you have an interest.
George Clark February 03, 2013 at 08:04 PM
great point lt. he makes the civil servants replace money whitman stole and makes no laws to stop this from happening again. he also knows of the corruption in nj and has done little or nothing against it. he's for big money and that's not with the masses of nj, but with the corrupt empires run by his crooked cronies from njtransit to port authority, atlantic city pay offs and gifts etc etc. the lt guy is right. we are lemming following are corrupt leaders off the cliff. but alas we are just as corrupt so just make sure we push them off before we jump or follow.
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