Chris Christie

Chris Christie: In It For The Long Haul

New Jersey governor starts his re-election bid


Gov. Chris Christie — whose rapid rise from the U.S. Attorney's office in Newark to national stardom after less than three years in office — announced Monday he was running for a second term.

The blunt-talking governor, who has been riding a surge in popularity for his omnipresent leadership since Hurricane Sandy took aim at New Jersey, said he was making the announcement early so residents knew they could count on him to help rebuild the battered state.