Ex-U.S. Attorney Launches Campaign for NJ Governor

Former federal prosecutor Christopher Christie kicked off his campaign for governor of New Jersey Wednesday, saying he's the man to fix a broken state government.

Addressing about 200 Republican supporters at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, Christie pledged to cut taxes and limit spending and borrowing. He says he has a four-year plan to return opportunities to the state.

Christie's two-day campaign rollout includes diners stops in Hamilton (Mercer County) and Westville later in the day. The candidate plans to pick up endorsements and attend a campaign rally on Thursday.

The 46-year-old Mendham resident must defeat three Republican opponents in the June primary before he can run against incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine.

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