The State of NJ Governor Chris Christie’s Presidential Aspirations


Guests: Kate Zernike, Charles Stile, and John Brabender

Last year, Chris Christie was the darling of the Republican Party. Seen as someone who could appeal to a broad swath of voters, many thought he could mount a formidable challenge to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Lately, however, things haven’t gone so smoothly for him. He continues to be dogged by the Bridgegate scandal, his popularity in New Jersey has dropped, he’s lost staffers, and he has made some questionable statements to the press. Is this the end of Christie’s quest for the White House or is a reboot in order? In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll speak with KATE ZERNIKE, national correspondent for The New York Times, and CHARLES STILE, political columnist for The Record, about Governor Chris Christie’s presidential aspirations, how New Jersey residents view him, the budget address that he gave yesterday, and what the future holds. We’ll also speak with Republican consultant JOHN BRABENDER about recent criticisms of Christie and how conservatives have reacted to them.

(AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

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