As 2016 looms, Christie tends to business in New Jersey

 In this 2015 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks with people on the floor of the House Chamber of the Statehouse, in Boston, following the inauguration of Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker.   With a White House race perhaps in the future, Christie must first do some work at home.   His fifth State of the State address Tuesday, observers say, will serve as a platform to articulate the rationale for his expected 2016 campaign and to help define his tenure as governor on his own terms.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

In this 2015 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks with people on the floor of the House Chamber of the Statehouse, in Boston, following the inauguration of Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. With a White House race perhaps in the future, Christie must first do some work at home. His fifth State of the State address Tuesday, observers say, will serve as a platform to articulate the rationale for his expected 2016 campaign and to help define his tenure as governor on his own terms. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie casts his eye toward a potential presidential bid, he must first do some work at home.

First up, Christie will deliver his fifth State of the State address on Tuesday.

It’s a speech in which observers expect Christie to work to define his tenure as New Jersey governor on his own terms, while not missing the chance to articulate his rationale for a potential run for president.

The speech could touch on a number of nagging issues in Trenton that could become a bother should Christie move forward with a 2016 presidential campaign.

They include the financial health of the state workers’ pension fund, as well as a state economy that continues to lag behind the region.

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