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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Our top 5 most-read fact-checks from October

One year out from the 2016 presidential election, the campaigns are keeping us fact-checkers busy. Take a look at our five most-read PolitiFact items from October.


• Introducing PolitiFact California

• Fact-checking the GOP debate on CNBC

Republicans return to debate stage

The top 10 candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination will appear in their third debate Wednesday, just a week after the first Democratic debate further solidified former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as that party's frontrunner.

Two Republicans have withdrawn from the crowded field, which still requires an "undercard" debate of lower performing candidates at 6 p.m.

The main debate will air live from Boulder, Colo. on CNBC starting at 8 p.m. Click on the headline for more on those candidates.


Ahead of her Wisconsin visit, Hillary Clinton on the Truth-O-Meter

We review fact checks on statements by, and about, the former secretary of state ahead of her first trip to the Badger State in her 2016 presidential campaign.

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

Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rick Perry are among the speakers at Gov. Rick Scott’s economic summit in Orlando. 


• Revisiting the Legislature’s budget showdown