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Christie leaves NJ behind for Fla. Fundraisers

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie looks out at the crowd at a gathering in Union City, N.J., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. A top aide to Christie is linked through emails and text messages to a seemingly deliberate plan to create traffic gridlock in Fort Lee, N.J., at the base of the George Washington Bridge after its mayor refused to endorse Christie for re-election.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie looks out at the crowd at a gathering in Union City, N.J., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. A top aide to Christie is linked through emails and text messages to a seemingly deliberate plan to create traffic gridlock in Fort Lee, N.J., at the base of the George Washington Bridge after its mayor refused to endorse Christie for re-election.
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Updated: 1/18 11:39 pm

MIAMI (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leaving behind a political scandal back home and raising money for fellow Republicans in Florida this weekend.

Christie is the headliner at a series of fundraisers to help Florida's governor, Rick Scott, and the state party.

The events are giving Christie his first chance since the scandal escalated to reassure big financial donors that he remains a viable presidential contender for 2016.

The apparent political payback scheme caused massive traffic jams last fall by closing local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, one of the world's busiest bridges.

Many Republicans have come to Christie's defense and credited him with taking responsibility for the scandal.

Other GOP leaders say his future will depend on whether his account of what happened proves accurate.

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nativejax - 1/19/2014 10:48 AM
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Come on down Christie, you might not be Presidential material,but I would still vote for you before I vote for fat face murderer Hillary Clinton or any other liberal drunk ass thief. Smile Christie, you are just another 'scapegoat' for those thugs in my White House to hide behind while they steal and murder. And for the last two ignorant comments, I would rather have a fat guy sitting in the oval office then a murderer, so you idiots get what you deserve...oh that's right, you all voted for two faced, wishy washy, Charlie Christ...yea, you will get what pay for if you don't wake your asses up before the next election.

imtellin - 1/19/2014 5:24 AM
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tell the SOB to go back to yankeeland & take the darn cold weather with him !!! we don't want or need his ash here !! go home fat boy !!!

Truthseeker - 1/19/2014 4:23 AM
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Why would Scott want any help from a scumbag like Christie?
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