Christie in College: A Chief Executive in Training

 Governor Chris Christie delivers the Commencement Address at the Winter Commencement Ceremony for the University of Delaware in Newark, DE on Jan. 9, 2011.(Governor's Office/Tim Larsen )

Governor Chris Christie delivers the Commencement Address at the Winter Commencement Ceremony for the University of Delaware in Newark, DE on Jan. 9, 2011.(Governor's Office/Tim Larsen )

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Ah, schooldays. Things were different for Chris Christie back at the ol’ University of Delaware. The carefree scamp would spend his days building coalitions while running for president of the student body. He’d relax by fighting to secure an endorsement from the school newspaper.

20151229Governor Christie - Student newspaper with caption OK. So nothing has changed.

By the time he hit college, Christie was already a seasoned vet. This is a guy who was president of his class in 9th, 10th, 11th AND 12th grades.

This week, NJPR’s Matt Katz turns back the clock and remembers Christie’s time in Delaware – where Matt says the governor-to-be developed his political style.

Also:

According to our stats, Christie has spent all or part of 60% of his days in 2015 out of New Jersey.

The Star-Ledger’s Tom Moran argues his absence is contributing to a “perfect storm of paralysis” in Trenton. Tom joins host David Furst to talk about what’s NOT getting done.

 

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