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A bridge too far?

“Support for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, which soared over his handling of Superstorm Sandy, has fallen almost 20 points since his landslide re-election in November as he faces probes into the conduct of his top aides,” Reuters writes. “The brash and charismatic Christie is widely seen as a top Republican contender for the White House in 2016, and the brewing scandals in his home state are the biggest political challenge he has faced yet. Christie's approval rating among New Jersey voters, at 65 percent just before he was re-elected last year, dipped to 46 percent favorable to 43 percent unfavorable, according to the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.”

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus gave his support Chris Christie as head of the Republican Governors Association. He told CNN: “I don’t know of a better governor right now to lead that effort — that is just a powerhouse across the country. His job is to raise a lot of money for the RGA, and he can do that and I’m sure the RGA is proud to have him.”

The Record: “Former federal prosecutors and veteran defense attorneys said this week that the allegations made by Hoboken’s mayor warrant an investigation, but the government will need to find more than just an attempt at political horse trading to make a criminal case.”