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Christie Pushes Bipartisan Successes in Inaugural, Ignores Bridgegate



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In an effort to move past the ongoing controversies in his administration, Chris Christie used his second inaugural address to emphasize his first-term achievements and bipartisan approach. The New Jersey Republican avoided mentioning the George Washington Bridge lane closures, though he had discussed the controversy in his state-of-the-state speech last week.

Returning to many of the themes of his election-night speech in November that thrust him into front-runner status for the Republican nomination in 2016, Christie highlighted New Jersey’s legislative results and productivity as compared to the constant gridlock in Washington. “As your governor, I will always be able to listen, as long as that listening ends in decisive action for the people who are counting on us to do our job,” he said.



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