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Crazy ex-girlfriend: Christie jilts N.J. newspaper

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December 02. 2015 11:34PM


The Star-Ledger, the largest newspaper in New Jersey, is jealous. It used to have something special with Gov. Chris Christie, but those days are gone.

The paper endorsed Christie’s reelection bid in 2013, calling him “the most remarkable political talent America has seen since Bill Clinton.”

But things soured during Christie’s second term, and the Star-Ledger pulled the equivalent of breaking up in a crowded restaurant, attempting to rescind its endorsement.

Since then, the Star-Ledger has been among Christie’s harshest critics, and like a crazy ex-girlfriend, it is now attacking anyone he gets close to.

This week, the Star-Ledger’s Tom Moran, who in April wrote that New Hampshire should lose the first-in-the-nation primary, claimed that the Union Leader hadn’t bothered to look into Christie’s record as governor of New Jersey before endorsing him for President.

Such a claim is ridiculous, and stems from Moran’s irrational loathing of both Christie and the New Hampshire primary.

We take New Hampshire’s responsibility very seriously, including our role as the state’s largest newspaper. Our publisher, editors, and reporters spent hours interviewing Christie and his rival candidates.

We will delve deeper into Christie’s record as a conservative reformer in a liberal state in the coming days. It is outstanding, and one of many reasons we stand by our endorsement of Chris Christie for President.


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