HEAT ALERT

Heat advisory issued for parts of New Jersey through Wednesday.

Christie filing papers to run for governor of N.J.

Former U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie is taking his first steps into New Jersey?s coming gubernatorial race. Christie, who many consider the GOP?s best shot at unseating Gov. Jon Corzine, announced

News 12 Staff

Jan 9, 2009, 12:22 AM

Updated 5,667 days ago

Share:

Former U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie is taking his first steps into New Jersey?s coming gubernatorial race.
Christie, who many consider the GOP?s best shot at unseating Gov. Jon Corzine, announced the move in an e-mail Thursday morning.
"New Jersey is broken,? he wrote. ?New Jersey's taxes have become so unaffordable that more families are leaving our state than moving here. We can change this."
In the e-mail, Christie said the decision to run was a tough one to make, but that he did it with the support of his family.
"I did not take this step lightly," he says. "It was only after careful consideration and consultation with my family that I decided to become a candidate."
Christie, who had a perfect conviction record in seven years as U.S. attorney, has informed supporters a formal announcement about his run will be made in early February.


More from News 12
1:48
HEAT ALERT: Dangerous heat continues today in NJ with highs near 100; pop-up storms expected this afternoon

HEAT ALERT: Dangerous heat continues today in NJ with highs near 100; pop-up storms expected this afternoon

2:08
New rule proposed to protect construction workers from extreme heat

New rule proposed to protect construction workers from extreme heat

0:37
Police: Man treads water for hours between New York City and Sandy Hook before being rescued

Police: Man treads water for hours between New York City and Sandy Hook before being rescued

0:27
AP Decision Notes: What to expect in New Jersey's special congressional primary

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in New Jersey's special congressional primary

0:27
36-year-old man identified in Red Bank fatal shooting

36-year-old man identified in Red Bank fatal shooting

2:06
How to protect your packages from porch pirates on Amazon Prime Day

How to protect your packages from porch pirates on Amazon Prime Day

0:20
Police search for missing man last seen in Bayville

Police search for missing man last seen in Bayville

0:38
Federal jury returns for 3rd day of deliberations at bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez

Federal jury returns for 3rd day of deliberations at bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez

2:22
Prosecutor: Manchester murder investigation leads to discovery bags of body parts

Prosecutor: Manchester murder investigation leads to discovery bags of body parts

1:18
Going for gold: A look at some New Jersey athletes heading to the Paris Olympic Games

Going for gold: A look at some New Jersey athletes heading to the Paris Olympic Games

Authorities identify victims killed in weekend house fire in West Orange

Authorities identify victims killed in weekend house fire in West Orange

1:33
‘People need heat relief.’ Paterson opens cooling centers as temps rise around NJ

‘People need heat relief.’ Paterson opens cooling centers as temps rise around NJ

2:08
NJ American Water issues mandatory water restrictions for parts of Ocean, Monmouth counties

NJ American Water issues mandatory water restrictions for parts of Ocean, Monmouth counties

7:10
Trump picks Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, a once-fierce critic turned loyal ally, as his GOP running mate

Trump picks Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, a once-fierce critic turned loyal ally, as his GOP running mate

0:24
Spokesperson: Rep. Bill Pascrell checks into hospital for fever

Spokesperson: Rep. Bill Pascrell checks into hospital for fever

2:55
Jury finishes 2nd day of deliberations without a verdict at Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial

Jury finishes 2nd day of deliberations without a verdict at Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial

0:24
Jersey Proud: Jersey City police officers promoted during Monday ceremony

Jersey Proud: Jersey City police officers promoted during Monday ceremony

1:34
Vacant building fire in Plainfield causes roof collapse; investigation underway

Vacant building fire in Plainfield causes roof collapse; investigation underway

0:28
Mays Landing man pleads guilty to murdering his mother

Mays Landing man pleads guilty to murdering his mother

2:04
Route 15 temporary bridge in Jefferson opens earlier than expected

Route 15 temporary bridge in Jefferson opens earlier than expected