When I took over the New Jersey beat last February, I inherited a governor who was in his political twilight by almost any measurable account.
Diminished by scandal, a failed presidential campaign and his endorsement of President Trump, Gov. Chris Christie ranked among the most disliked politicians in state history, his political capital seemingly an empty tank and a Democratic replacement all but assured. In the transactional realm of New Jersey politics, this could have rendered Mr. Christie irrelevant.
But Mr. Christie, somehow, always mattered. Everything he did — …read more
Source: New York Times