Christie keeps a tight circle. This story looks at those in his inner circle, many who have gone on to be named senators and other cabinet positions.
Using a database I built from the state’s spending database, this story looks at how much state workers were being paid at a time when debate was heated about their compensation.
Christie, in Utah, keeps lid on pension talk: But in private lunch at conference, other governors reveal he talked
Christie arrived at the annual NGA meeting and kept his mouth shut, except when he was bragging behind closed doors with other governors. And they were happy to talk once they left.
Christie entered a protracted budget fight with Democrats. And thanks to some behind-the-scenes maneuvering, beat them at their own game.
Town hall meetings often turned in to fight night when Christie sparred with attendees.
Speaking in Washington, Christie perked more than a few ears as he sounded less like a governor and more like a presidential candidate.
When a blizzard hit New Jersey, Christie was in Disney World. And he didn’t come back. (Post script: One could see how many lessons he learned from this storm when he became a national figure responding to Hurricane Sandy.)
The court ordered Christie to keep schools funding at higher levels. He wasn’t happy.