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Christie Tries Shifting Focus Amid Scandals

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January 14, 2014 AT 1:07 PM
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie opened his State of the State Address on Tuesday with an apology and a vow to fully cooperate with "all appropriate" investigations of an apparent scheme to cause massive traffic jams as well as the use of federal money for a state ad campaign. Christie, a charismatic conservative and an early favorite in the Republican bid for the White House in 2016, was re-elected in a landslide victory last November, but the pair of scandals coming in the first weeks of the year have put him on the defensive.