Democrats sweep Virginia, New Jersey governor's races

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Voters in Virginia and New Jersey gave Democratic gubernatorial candidates large victories Tuesday and sent a clear message of rebuke to Republican President Donald Trump.

Nov. 7, 2017 11:51 PM EST
Virginia, New Jersey governor's races shaped by age of Trump

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Candidates in the country's only two races for governor are in the final sprint before an Election Day that promises to illustrate how much — or how little — things have changed in the age of Trump.

Nov. 3, 2017 12:58 PM EDT
A teachers union is spending millions against a top Democrat

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A teachers union that is typically a reliable Democrat ally is spending millions of dollars to help a Donald Trump-supporting Republican try to unseat New Jersey's top-ranking Democrat, a union leader himself.

Nov. 2, 2017 6:17 PM EDT
Obama pushing Democratic governor candidates in 2 states

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — People arrived early and were waiting in line for hours Thursday as former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia.

Oct. 19, 2017 3:23 PM EDT
Wall Street, Trump at play in New Jersey governor's race

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Voters on Tuesday began the process of finding Republican Gov. Chris Christie's replacement, with thoughts about Wall Street banks and the Trump administration weighing on their minds at the polls.

Jun. 6, 2017 8:12 PM EDT
Wall Street vet's money draws attacks in governor's race

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A wealthy former Wall Street executive has poured millions of dollars into his gubernatorial campaign, winning endorsements ahead of Tuesday's Democratic primary while drawing searing populist attacks from his rivals over his career with the global finance firm Goldman Sachs.

Jun. 1, 2017 7:36 PM EDT
Comic Joe Piscopo considers run for governor as independent

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Joe Piscopo won't run as a Republican in New Jersey's upcoming governor's race, but the comedian best known for his Frank Sinatra impression on "Saturday Night Live" says he is "more serious" than ever about joining the field as an independent.

Mar. 21, 2017 5:53 PM EDT
Christie says no reason to believe he won't serve out term

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Republican Chris Christie said Thursday that he has every intention of serving out his full term as New Jersey's governor and doesn't have any reason to believe he won't, a week after he was demoted from head of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team.

Nov. 17, 2016 4:51 PM EST
'Bridgegate' again interrupts Christie's political plans

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie planned to make his return to the campaign trail for Donald Trump, appearing in public for the Republican presidential nominee for the first time in months to rally voters in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania on the final weekend before Election Day.

Nov. 5, 2016 12:16 PM EDT
Christie aide on trial says she told him of traffic study

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie approved of a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge, his former deputy chief of staff testified Friday in her criminal trial, but federal prosecutors say it was actually a cover story for a political payback scheme designed to cause traffic jams.

Oct. 21, 2016 10:54 PM EDT
Trump out of Atlantic City but an issue in House race there

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The legacy of Donald Trump's casino empire disappeared from Atlantic City with last week's closing of the Trump Taj Mahal, but donations he made years ago are factoring into a New Jersey congressional race.

Oct. 15, 2016 12:19 PM EDT
Trump helps Chris Christie pay off his campaign debt

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, delivered a thank-you gift Thursday to the man who arguably risked the most to endorse him: New Jersey Gov.

May. 19, 2016 10:44 PM EDT
Trump comes to financial rescue for Christie, NJ GOP

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is helping dig former rival Chris Christie and the New Jersey Republican Party out of big debt they incurred from the George Washington Bridge scandal and the governor's presidential campaign.

May. 18, 2016 1:17 PM EDT
Christie: 'Highly doubtful' he'll be on bridge scandal list

WEST TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday he thinks it's "highly doubtful" he will be included on a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

May. 11, 2016 5:03 PM EDT
Christie's bet on Trump pays off

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's decision to endorse Donald Trump back in February brought him plenty of derision at the time.

May. 9, 2016 1:01 PM EDT
Christie looks beyond Trump gaze, gets back to business

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is putting a much-snickered-at Donald Trump campaign appearance and a few politically bruising days behind him as he gets back to work governing after bowing out of the Republican presidential race.

Mar. 4, 2016 2:11 AM EST
Christie on Trump appearance: 'I wasn't being held hostage'

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Anyone worried that Republican Gov. Chris Christie was being held hostage by Donald Trump as he stood, seemingly shell-shocked, behind the GOP presidential front-runner on Super Tuesday can rest easy.

Mar. 3, 2016 5:30 PM EST
Christie's thousand-yard stare stirs mockery, befuddlement

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Was that really Chris Christie, the brusque, take-a-back-seat-to-nobody governor of New Jersey?Christie's seemingly shell-shocked gaze as he stood behind Donald Trump on Super Tuesday generated morning-after befuddlement and mockery in his home state and beyond.

Mar. 2, 2016 5:07 PM EST
Christie leaves campaign trail as storm bears down at home

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decided to return home Friday from the Republican presidential campaign trail in New Hampshire as a major snowstorm threatened to drop up to 2 feet of snow on his state and cause coastal flooding.

Jan. 22, 2016 9:11 PM EST
Christie highlights bipartisanship, dives into pension fight

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie jumped head first into a fight with state political rivals over pensions despite highlighting his work with the Democratic-controlled Legislature and called for turning a prison into a drug treatment facility during his annual State of the State address Tuesday.

Jan. 12, 2016 9:07 PM EST
Christie to take break from trail for address to New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will take a short break from campaigning for president to give his annual State of the State address Tuesday, highlighting what he says are successes while his opponents for the Republican nomination ramp up attacks against his record.

Jan. 10, 2016 12:59 PM EST