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Chris Christie to embrace underdog role as he launches 2016 bid

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When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enters the race for president this week, he’ll do so as an underdog. The launch of the Republican governor’s White House campaign is the culmination of years of groundwork that began even before his landslide re-election to a second term as governor in 2013, but one nearly felled by scandal and a descent from his standing as one of the nation’s most popular state leaders to a politician whose approval ratings have reached record…

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Chris Christie lands top Florida fundraiser Meredith O’Rourke

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Meredith O’Rourke, chief fundraiser for Gov. Rick Scott, is set to join the growing America Leads political committee as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his allies staff up for a 2016 White House bid. There the well-thought-of O’Rourke will join the likes of longtime GOP staffers such as former Republican Governors Association executive director Phil Cox, who will lead the super PAC, and communications director Brian Jones, who has exhibited an exemplary nose for the ball so to speak, having advised the last three Republican nominees in a row.…

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