Chris Christie Wins Re-Election

election centerThe governor’s race in New Jersey was called shortly after polls closed at 8:00. Even though the state has a deep blue hue, however Republican Governor Chris Christie has won re-election, potentially setting up a 2016 presidential run. Governor Christie is widely expected to run in 2016 and point to his electoral successes in New Jersey as evidence of his electability. Electability versus principle was a large fight during the 2012 Republican primary and continues to be. This fight has shown itself with some conservatives claiming Gov. Christie to be a moderate or even a RINO, or Republican In Name Only. However, in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Christie said he is a conservative.

With 52% of the vote in, Gov. Christie had 60% of the vote compared to Democrat state Senator Barbara Buono’s 38%.

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Tyler is the chief media reporter for TKNN, with the news organization since its founding in November of 2010. He has previously served as chief political reporter and chief political anchor for TKNN.

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