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National Organization Names Gov. Christie ‘Father Of The Year’

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has been named a Father of the Year by the National Father’s Day Council.

The Republican governor has four children ranging from 10 to 20 years old. He often talks about them in public.

Christie has said that having dinner with all of them has given him experience in being yelled at. He has boasted about being a rare family without video games.

Christie attracted scrutiny in 2011 when he used a state police helicopter to fly to his son Andrew’s baseball game. He repaid the cost.

The other recipient named for this year so far is shoe designer Vince Camuto. Most of the honorees over the years have been famous.

This list includes former New Jersey governors Tom Kean and Brendan Byrne.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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