Chris Christie

Christie Aides Confirm the New Jersey Governor Had Lap-Band Surgery Earlier This Year

For the kids, not a 2016 presidential run

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had lap-band stomach surgery earlier this year in hopes of losing some of his famous bulk, Christie aides confirmed to POLITICO.

"I've struggled with this issue for 20 years," Christie told the New York Post. "For me, this is about turning 50 and looking at my children and wanting to be there for them."