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April 07, 2014


What the Bridge Scandal Says About Chris Christie

Ryan Lizza has a must-read profile of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R):

"Before the bridge scandal, Christie was known as a governor who transcended New Jersey's reputation for toxic politics and toxic dumps. He took on the exploding costs of the state's pension system, reformed property taxes, and worked with his opponents in the legislature, and he provided decisive leadership after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. But the scandal hinted at a darker story line: that Christie's barrelling style, and the dealmaking that had secured his rise through New Jersey politics, might as easily undo him."












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