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Chris Christie

This Week on the Campaign Trail

Overview This week, President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address, offering the American people an optimistic vision for the future of the country. But he also made it clear just how far we’ve come since the last Republican president left office, when our country was losing 800,000 jobs a month, families were losing their homes as…

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At Debate, Republicans Doubled Down on Rhetoric That Makes America Less Safe

At last night’s debate, the Republican party’s presidential candidates doubled down on their hateful and dangerous rhetoric. Time and again throughout this campaign, the Republicans running for president have stoked fear, appealed to the worst of human nature, and called for dangerous policy positions that alienate our allies, helping extremists like ISIL recruit and strain ties with the Muslim partners…

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Christie State of the State: A Preview for the Absent Governor

Chris Christie is delivering his State of the State this afternoon and we wonder what he’ll say. He can’t possibly know what’s going on in New Jersey as he spent more than half of last year out of state, shirking his responsibilities to the people who elected him (funny, since he’s now criticizing Marco Rubio for also not doing his…

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Christie Supports LePage Even After Racially Charged Remarks

Chris Christie’s “great friend,” Maine Governor Paul LePage, made a number of offensive and racist comments last week when discussing New England’s tragic heroin epidemic. Chris Christie had the opportunity renounce LePage’s endorsement following the episode. Amazingly, Christie actually praised LePage, and reminded voters of his lasting “respect” and “affection” for him. “By praising Governor LePage, Chris Christie has aligned…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

Overview Once again, Democrats demonstrated their leadership this week to carry the country forward. In fact, December’s strong jobs report marks 70 straight months of private-sector job growth, making 2014 and 2015 the best two years for U.S. job growth since the last time a Democrat occupied the White House. There’s still a lot of work to do to lift…

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SHOT/CHASER: Marco Polos

SHOT: From Rubio’s newest ad…. ANNOUNCER: What’s your fantasy football team name? MARCO: This year, I think we are going to call it the Marco Polos. CHASER: Marco? Marco? Where’s Rubio? NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER// EDITORIAL …Rubio made a rare stop in New Hampshire this week, but if you blinked, you might have missed it. On Tuesday in Laconia, Rubio delivered his stump speech, took…

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Christie needs to renounce LePage endorsement

One has to wonder what motivated Chris Christie to seek out and champion the endorsement of Gov. Paul LePage.  Christie’s “great friend” has a penchant for employing inflammatory rhetoric. His latest comments are truly abhorrent. Speaking about New England’s tragic heroin epidemic, LePage said the following at a public town hall: “These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty…

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GOP Candidates Aren’t Serious About Gun Violence in America

Today, the President laid out a clear and compelling case to address the crisis of gun violence in America. The facts are clear: America is the only advanced country on earth that sees mass gun violence this frequently. Yet, the Republicans running for president are clinging to the past and standing in the way of measures to keep the American…

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Shot/Chaser: Christie and Rubio edition

SHOT: Chris Christie tells Marco Rubio, “Dude, show up to work.” CHASER: Christie has spent over half of this year outside of New Jersey— while serving as governor. Christie and Rubio: Pot, meet kettle. View this post on our Factivists site here.

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Rubio’s weak campaign game

While he’s been playing hooky in the Senate, Marco Rubio has also been criticized recently for running a weak ground game in key states. He’s spent fewer days in New Hampshire than most of the other GOP candidates, and Iowa Republicans are baffled with how little time he’s spent in key states. His two events yesterday lasted about 30 minutes…

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