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Born: September 6, 1962 (age 55) in Newark

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Christopher James "Chris" Christie is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who has served as the 55th governor of New Jersey since January 2010.

Born in Newark in 1962, Christie volunteered for the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Thomas Kean when he was 15.

A 1984 graduate of the University of Delaware, Christie earned a J.D. at Seton Hall University School of Law.

Christie joined a Cranford, New Jersey, law firm in 1987, rose to become a partner in 1993, and continued practicing until 2002.

He was elected county legislator in Morris County, serving from 1995 to 1998, during which time he generally pushed for lower taxes and lower spending.

By 2002, Christie had campaigned for Presidents George H.


Bush and George W.

Bush; the latter appointed him as United States Attorney for New Jersey, a position he held from 2002 to 2008.

In that position, he emphasized prosecutions of political corruption and also obtained convictions for sexual slavery, arms trafficking, racketeering by gangs, and other federal crimes.

In January 2009, Christie declared his candidacy for Governor of New Jersey.

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Murphy, Guadagno murky on details in key agenda items

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s two top candidates to succeed Republican Chris Christie as governor are weeks away from Election Day but have been fuzzy on a couple of their own key policy ideas...
Seattle Times

Christie pardons New York woman after her drug recovery

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has pardoned a New York woman who says she turned her life around after she entered drug recovery and gained her sobriety more than three decades..
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A month after he said he would, President Trump has yet to declare the opioid epidemic a national crisis. He has, however, created a public-private partnership with some of the very companies that..
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News video: Governor Christie Lays Out Plan To Fight Opioid Epidemic

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The governor says the 200 million dollar plan will include 25 new initiatives that will be paid for out of existing state funds. CBS2's Meg Baker reports.
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News video: Christie: Drugmakers To Work On Nonaddictive Pain Medication

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says there’s been an agreement between the pharmaceutical industry and the National Institutes of Health to collaborate on addressing the nation’s opioid crisis.
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United States: New Jersey Adopts Law To Limit Retailers' Use Of Identification Data - Jones Day

On July 21, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill to restrict how retailers collect and use consumers' personal information stored on identity cards.

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The 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' host issued a response to the remarks of Sen. Bill Cassidy, Brian Kilmeade, and Gov. Chris Christie Wednesday.

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Jimmy Kimmel is not backing down in his battle with Republican lawmakers over new legislation that would overhaul the US healthcare system. For the second night in a row, the late-night host..
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Shaq to back Democrat Murphy after endorsing Christie in ’13

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey native and former NBA star Shaq is backing Democrat Phil Murphy in this year’s contest to succeed Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Murphy campaign spokesman Dan Bryan..
Seattle Times

Gov. Christie: Graham-Cassidy Bill 'Too Injurious' to New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday he opposed the current Republican healthcare bill, saying it will harm his state.

Why Christie says your property taxes could spike next year

Gov. Chris Christie credits a 2 percent cap on police and firefighters' raises with stemming higher property taxes. But its set to expire

Chris Christie Slams Jimmy Kimmel Over Health Care Monologue: ‘He’s Not a Serious Person on This’

Hours before appearing on Deadline: White House Wednesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared his opposition to the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.

Christie opposes GOP health overhaul over Medicaid money

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is opposed to a health care overhaul measure being pushed by fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate.
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Christie's 'awkward' moment with MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski | The Auditor

Gov. Chris Christie had an unusual moment when he appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday.

Republican governor’s group attack Murphy with new ad

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Republican Governors Association has entered the race to succeed term-limited Gov. Chris Christie with an ad taking aim at Democrat Phil Murphy. Murphy is leading in polls..
Seattle Times

Christie Plans To Divert State Funds To Pay For $200-Million Opioid Initiative

Governor Chris Christie is laying out the details of his new $200-million plan to fight New Jersey's opioid epidemic.

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Prosecutors are reportedly preparing to indict former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort — who tricked his boss into choosing Mike Pence as his running mate. Donald Trump initially offered the..
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Christie outlines $200M for opioids while waiting on Trump

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — As Gov. Chris Christie waits for President Donald Trump to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency, he announced Tuesday that he'll spend another $200 million in New..

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