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January 10, 2014

Evaluating Christie's Damage Control

Gov. Chris Christie (R) "did about as well as he could, given the circumstances. All he can do now is wait, and hope it passes without many more revelations," Politico reports.

"That was the sentiment coming from people who wanted to offer support to the Republican governor of New Jersey, a man whose sky-high political stock took a hit in the last week over a bizarre, seemingly picayune story about closed traffic lanes on a bridge."

The Hill: "GOP strategists and donors praised the way Christie took back control of the story, saying the press conference was exactly the right first step in dealing with a scandal that threatens to torpedo his 2016 hopes. But while Christie might have stopped the bleeding, observers say the extent to which he contains the political damage depends on what other revelations emerge."

Daily Beast: Seven reasons Christie isn't toast.

The Guardian compressed Christie's two hour press conference to just three minutes.


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