Christie Will Seek a Second Term

Governor Chris Christie told first responders and volunteers from Monmouth County’s Bayshore that he will seek an second term as New Jersey’s Chief Executive while speaking at a Season of Service event at the Port Monmouth Fire House in Middletown Township.

Christie said that his family unanimously supported his seeking a second term when they discussed it over the Thanksgiving weekend. He said that Hurricane Sandy played a role in his decision.  “I think the one thing that strikes me right now is I have a job to finish. It would be wrong for me to leave now.”

In his remarks to the volunteers assembled at the fire house, Christie said, “I will not forget you,” as spoke of New Jerseyans determination to rebuild after the storm.


Democrats reportedly considering a challenge to Christie include Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Senate President Steve Sweeney, former acting Governor Richard Cody, State Senator Barbara Buono, Assemblyman John Wisniewski and Assemblyman Lou Greenwald.

The Democratic nomination is Booker’s for the taking.  Booker is also considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2014.

Monmouth University Pollster Patrick Murray told The Star Ledger, “Bruce Springsteen would have to run against Chris Christie to make this a fair fight…But having said that, we’re still a long ways from next November.”

The Christie campaign has set up a temporary website here and is accepting donations here.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Middletown | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

5 Comments on “Christie Will Seek a Second Term”

  1. brian said at 8:38 pm on November 26th, 2012:

    and he filed it on Obama stationery

  2. U are a riot,Brian! said at 8:48 am on November 27th, 2012:

    They are already touting their bipartisanship. How sad we can’t stand for anything these days: we always have to qualify,and give in. Expect tons of union bucks to be thrown everywhere next year,once again, here in Blue Jersey. Sigh, here we go again!

  3. brian said at 9:50 am on November 27th, 2012:

    The bright side is You-tube won’t let property taxes soar to Dim levels which will buy me more time to flee this failed Blue state for warmer climate as Milhous makes fuel prices similar to gold prices……….

  4. Just askin.... said at 2:50 pm on November 27th, 2012:

    CC said he found it necessary to “finish” the job due to Hurricane Sandy. Does that mean without the hurricane, he had no plans to run?

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