For Christie, Jersey's Economic Woes May Be Biggest Roadblock To White House
Credit: Gage Skidmore
May 5, 2014


TRENTON — It’s not the bridge, Governor. It’s the economy.

Gov. Chris Christie has been bombarded with new revelations that many experts say could be a major roadblock to a bid for the White House — and they have nothing to do with the George Washington Bridge scandal that has plagued him all year long.

With each day last week, the news about New Jersey’s troubled fiscal condition grew worse.

A gaping $807 million hole in the state budget. Warnings that the state may not be able to make its promised pension payments. The threat of slashing property-tax rebates or school funding. And yet anot...

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