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Chris Christie promises straight talk in 2016 campaign

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 01:07

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will formally launch his presidential bid with a vow to be the blunt-talking Republican who tells it like it is. Linda So reports.

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NATS FROM WEB AD: "I get accused a lot of being too blunt and too direct." With a promise to be a Republican who tells it like it is, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he'll pull no punches as president. In this video posted online over the weekend, Christie talked about his family and how that has shaped his personality. SOUNDBITE: NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE, SAYING: "I had an Irish father, and a Sicilian mother. For those of you hooting. You know what that means right?" But Christie, once seen as a top contender, is now viewed as a long shot. In his home state of New Jersey, voters praised his response after superstorm Sandy. But his approval ratings took a dive during the so-called "Bridgegate" scandal. Christie is now hoping to rejuvenate his sagging poll numbers with his straight talk. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED NEW JERSEY RESIDENT, SAYING: "He seems honest to me. People person maybe not. Honesty." ..and honesty is what Christie says he'll be projecting as he takes his campaign for president to New Hampshire..

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Chris Christie promises straight talk in 2016 campaign

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 01:07