Christie gets first endorsement

Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election campaign is off and running.

The governor, who declared his intent to seek another term earlier this week, received the first endorsement of his still young campaign.

The Republican State Committee voted unanimously tonight to endorse Christie.  The vote comes as no surprise as Christie is riding the wave of approval ratings in the 70s.

No Democratic opponent has yet emerged and some in the party are champing at the bit for the race to begin.  All eyes are on Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who most politicos feel gives the Democrats their best shot at unseating Christie. Booker has said he will make his decision before the end of the year.  

 

"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie