Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Chris Christie's file


Republican from New Jersey

Chris Christie is the governor of New Jersey and a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. As governor, Christie won office in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014. Prior to that, he was U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 2002 to 2008. 

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  • Mostly True19 (%)(19)
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  • Mostly False9 (%)(9)
  • False14 (%)(14)
  • Pants on Fire7 (%)(7)

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Christie hopes his take-charge style will set him apart

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie entered the 2016 race for president, promising to bring his "tell-it-like-it-is" style to Washington and the nation’s problems.

So far he’s struggled in the polls and in his efforts to stand out in a field of 17 Republican candidates, many of whom are better financed and arguably better liked. However, he did snag one of 10 coveted spots in the first presidential debate last week.

Christie, 52, considers his now famously brash persona his biggest positive.

''We need strength, decision-making and authority back in the Oval Office,'' he said in his announcement speech.

Christie was considered a rising star of the national Republican party in his first term as governor in traditionally Democratic New Jersey. He was encouraged to run for president in 2012, but said the time was not right and backed Mitt Romney.

Because of his high profile, he was picked to give the keynote speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention. But, a month before the presidential election, Christie publicly praised President Barack Obama’s relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy, a gesture that party conservatives considered a self-serving and troubling misstep.

News reports out of the Northeast say a large percentage of New Jersey has soured on Christie as promises of an economic rebound have been replaced by sluggish job growth and a series of credit downgrades. Christie’s administration also has been plagued by problems with the state pension system and with scandals, including allegations that a major traffic tie-up at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 was orchestrated as payback against a mayor who did not support Christie’s re-election bid.

Christie has said he had no prior knowledge lane closings.

Christie voters are likely to come from the moderate wing of the Republican Party. He has strongest appeal with party activists and business people.

But he may appeal to Republicans who are eager to recapture the White House, with his track record of winning twice in a heavily Democratic state.

As of Aug. 4, Christie’ statements have been rated on the Truth-O-Meter 93 times. True or Mostly True ratings have come his way 39 times, or on 42 percent of his statements. He had 25, or  27 percent, Half Truths, 8 or 9 percent Mostly False, 14, or 15 percent, False and 7, or 8 percent, Pants on Fire ratings.

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RedState Gathering drawing 10 GOP presidential hopefuls to Atlanta

Folks were still cleaning up the debate podiums in Cleveland when 10 Republican candidates for president were on their way to Atlanta.

They will be in town for this weekend's RedState Gathering, a convention at the InterContinental Buckhead for conservative and party activists.

The event will be lived streamed here if you want to watch. Expected candidates and speaking times are:

Friday Aug. 7:

10:30 a.m. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

11:30 a.m. — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry

1:30 p.m. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

3:30 p.m. — Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina

4:30 p.m. — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio

Saturday Aug. 8

9:00 a.m. — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee

11:30 a.m. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

1:30 p.m. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

4:30 p.m. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. — developer Donald Trump speaks at the event's "tailgate" at the College Football Hall of Fame


Fact-checking GOP presidential contenders on the economy

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• Revisiting the Legislature’s budget showdown

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Plus: Ron Johnson vs. Russ Feingold, The Rematch

Top 10 most fact-checked people on the Truth-O-Meter

Curious about who -- other than President Barack Obama -- has been fact-checked on the Truth-O-Meter most often? We were, too. So we created a list.