Christie Visits Iowa, Rekindling Speculation About A Presidential Run

TRENTON, NJ (CBS) – New Jersey governor Chris Christie is in Iowa today, sparking more speculation about his presidential aspirations, even though he’s ruled out a run in 2012. The governor is speaking at an education summit.

Republican candidates Michelle Bachman and Tim Pawlenty may be unhappy that Christie’s in Iowa at the same time they’re campaigning there, and some New Jersey residents said they’re not exactly pleased with the governor’s trip either.

“It does seem kind of curious,” one woman says. “If he’s not running, why is he going to Iowa?”

This man says he shouldn’t be there in the first place, “He should concentrate on doing more for the people than worrying about the presidential race.”

The governor will give a 15-minute speech at a conference on Iowa’s education troubles. He’ll talk about what he’s done in New Jersey, a record that draws a mixed review.

“He’s doing school reform in New Jersey. He’s forcing the teachers to pay for their health care.”

Others aren’t so impressed, “I think the idea of him talking about school reform and trying to teach somebody that is pretty much a really bad joke.”

Governor Christie will also headline a fundraiser for an Iowa congressman.

Reported by Pat Loeb, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  1. Sher says:

    Be careful – if Sarah Palin is there, she shoots animals and on live TV!

  2. New Jersey Resident says:

    I like to know who paid for his airfare? Or did he use the helicopter he took to
    his son’s game on our taxpayer’s $

  3. grumpy says:

    I hope that he isn’t using that State Police helicopter …….again!

  4. Mark says:

    I suggest he stay home and do his job he was elected to do. I am tired of polititions getting elected and then immediatly running off to find another job. Do what you promised to do serve your term then look around. All that money to put people in office and then they skip out.

  5. sheriff says:

    The large one is testing the waters & enjoy’s the attention. I suggest he visit Bally’s or Slim-fast instead. The only thing he can do is what other Republi-scams can do & that’s cut & slash. Doesn’t take leadership to do that & het, he & his family have paid health insurance.

  6. New Jersey Resident says:

    “He’s doing school reform in New Jersey. He’s forcing the teachers to pay for their health care” is clearly a positive comment since the very next sentence says “Others aren’t so impressed…”

    Again, how is this an opinion piece?

  7. independent voter says:

    I must have missed the pro-Christie quotes!

    Was it:

    It does seem kind of curious,” one woman says. “If he’s not running, why is he going to Iowa?”
    or
    “He should concentrate on doing more for the people than worrying about the presidential race.”
    or
    “He’s doing school reform in New Jersey. He’s forcing the teachers to pay for their health care.”
    or
    “I think the idea of him talking about school reform and trying to teach somebody that is pretty much a really bad joke.”

    OR did I miss a quote?

  8. New Jersey Resident says:

    How is this an opinion piece? Loeb features quotes for and against Christie. That’s called balance.

  9. independent voter says:

    Since when did KYW start carrying water for the democrats? This is labled news but it is really an opinion piece.

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