Chris Christie 2016 presidential campaign

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The 2016 presidential campaign of Chris Christie, the 55th Governor of New Jersey, began on June 30, 2015, at an event in his hometown of Livingston, New Jersey.wikipedia
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Chris Christie

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The 2016 presidential campaign of Chris Christie, the 55th Governor of New Jersey, began on June 30, 2015, at an event in his hometown of Livingston, New Jersey.
On June 30, 2015, he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election.

Fort Lee lane closure scandal

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According to polls conducted after the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, which began in September 2013, Christie sustained a substantial erosion in his political standing and his 2016 presidential campaign prospects, and polls show him behind Hillary Clinton in general election polling.
Once considered a leading contender for the 2016 Republican nomination for President, Christie dropped out of the presidential race after a poor showing in the New Hampshire primary.

2016 Republican Party presidential candidates

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Some political commentators viewed Christie as a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

2016 New Hampshire Republican primary

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Christie focused much of his campaign's effort in winning the New Hampshire Republican primary, for which a former Governor's Office staff member and political operative began working in winter 2014.

January 2016 United States blizzard

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Christie was highly criticized for first not planning to return to New Jersey and then staying only briefly for the January 2016 United States blizzard.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who flew back to the state from New Hampshire during his presidential campaign, left to resume campaigning shortly after the storm passed.

Meg Whitman

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Hewlett-Packard chief executive Meg Whitman, a major contributor who served in the role of National Finance Co-Chair for Christie's ill-fated campaign, called the endorsement "an astonishing display of political opportunism."
During the 2016 Republican primaries, Whitman was finance co-chair of Chris Christie's presidential campaign.

Governorship of Chris Christie

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When asked why he was campaigning in New Hampshire when part of the Jersey Shore was flooded in sea water Christie said: "What do you want me to do? Go down there with a mop?"

Governor of New Jersey

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The 2016 presidential campaign of Chris Christie, the 55th Governor of New Jersey, began on June 30, 2015, at an event in his hometown of Livingston, New Jersey.

Livingston, New Jersey

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The 2016 presidential campaign of Chris Christie, the 55th Governor of New Jersey, began on June 30, 2015, at an event in his hometown of Livingston, New Jersey.

Jeb Bush

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In an interview on Fox News on March 31, 2014, Christie stated that he was still in "decision-making process" regarding a possible run in 2016, and forwarded the names of Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Paul Ryan as his top three GOP candidate choices.

Scott Walker (politician)

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In an interview on Fox News on March 31, 2014, Christie stated that he was still in "decision-making process" regarding a possible run in 2016, and forwarded the names of Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Paul Ryan as his top three GOP candidate choices.

Paul Ryan

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In an interview on Fox News on March 31, 2014, Christie stated that he was still in "decision-making process" regarding a possible run in 2016, and forwarded the names of Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Paul Ryan as his top three GOP candidate choices.

Vetting

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He was vetted, but not chosen, by Mitt Romney as a potential vice-presidential candidate.

Mitt Romney

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He was vetted, but not chosen, by Mitt Romney as a potential vice-presidential candidate.

Pay to play

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The Romney campaign was reported to have asked him to resign his governorship if he became the vice-presidential nominee because "pay to play" laws restrict campaign contributions from financial corporation executives to governors running for federal office when the companies do business with the governor's state.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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A memo from the campaign attributed Romney's decision not to choose Christie as his running mate in part to unanswered questions during the vetting process regarding a defamation lawsuit following Christie's initial campaign for Morris County Freeholder, a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation of Christie's brother, as well as his weight.

2012 Republican National Convention

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Christie gave the keynote address at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Republican Governors Association

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On November 21, 2013, Christie was elected Chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

Koch Industries

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The largest donors were Koch industries and David H. Koch, which together gave $3.5 million, and Sheldon Adelson, who donated $3.5 million.

David Koch

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The largest donors were Koch industries and David H. Koch, which together gave $3.5 million, and Sheldon Adelson, who donated $3.5 million.

Sheldon Adelson

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The largest donors were Koch industries and David H. Koch, which together gave $3.5 million, and Sheldon Adelson, who donated $3.5 million.

2014 Alaska gubernatorial election

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Christie's tenure as Chairman was seen as successful, as Republicans held all of their 22 seats aside from Alaska and Pennsylvania, while picking up governorships in Arkansas, Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts that had been previously held by Democrats.