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Chris Christie returns to his roots to announce run for president


By Associated Press

June 30, 2015 | 6:09am

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who spent three years as president of his high school class, is returning to his alma mater to announce he’s running for president of his country.

The Republican governor is set to launch his campaign Tuesday in the old gymnasium of Livingston High School in the town of Livingston, New Jersey, where he experienced some of his first political victories. Christie remains close to many of his former classmates, who had inklings even then that a career in politics was in his future.

“If you were to poll and ask who would one day be governor, I think Chris would have overwhelmingly won,” said Harlan Coben, now a best-selling author, who served as student council president when Christie was senior class president and played with him on the Little League baseball team in the town about 20 miles west of New York City.

In an interview with The Associated Press ahead of his 35th high school reunion earlier this year, Christie, who also served in student government during his junior high school years, talked about some of the lessons he learned from those early races. Among them: Always vote for yourself.

“The first race I ever ran in, I did not vote for myself. I voted for the other person because I actually thought that you know it was conceited to vote for yourself. And I wound up losing the election by two votes,” he said. “So I learned always to vote for yourself, that’s the first thing.”

7 thoughts on “Chris Christie returns to his roots to announce run for president

  1. Trump has a better chance of winning the nomination.

    Christie will drop out before September. His plan is to get on the ticket as a Veep, win the General Election next year and be a heartbeat away from the top job.

  2. A mediocre and a very much absentee governor is not going anywhere.Any chance this phony will resign, seeing he is no longer doing the job he was hired for?

  3. Just called the Governor’s scheduling office and it was not parting with any information about his schedule for the Fourth of July. One would hope he would not attend an out-of-state parade so soon after making his announcement at his NJ high school Alma Mater, but we’ll see…

  4. A big batch of hot air. I am a registered Republican and I would never vote for him. Bad record and he rubs Mid-America the wrong way. No chance. This is just a move to get up the ladder nationally.

  5. I like the Mafia guy in the black shirt and white tie.

  6. Can’t wait till he realizes he’ll never be President and then takes out his frustration on union greed in NJ

  7. Christie has moved on to bigger and better things and will not be in Ridgewood this weekend. He must know he can’t win New Jersey in the General Election.
    4th of July Parade


    Saturday, July 4, 2015 – 10:00am

    Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 4th of July Parade


    Marco Rubio
    Chris Christie

    New Hampshire

    Wolfeboro parade
    Main Street
    Wolfeboro, NH 03894

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