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Posted: May 21, 2015 | By: Harkin Institute Tagged:

Christopher James “Chris” Christie was born September 6, 1962. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1984 and went on to earn his law degree from Seton Hall University. Following law school, he practiced law until 2002, when he was appointed as a U.S. Attorney for New Jersey by President George W. Bush. In 2010 he was elected Governor of New Jersey, defeating incumbent Jon Corzine. He was overwhelmingly reelected in 2013. Christie gave the keynote address at the 2012 Republican National Convention and was elected Chair of the Republican Governors Association in 2013. Though his name was frequently mentioned as a possible 2012 presidential contender, he opted not to run.

On June 30, 2015, Chris Christie announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

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