Chris Christie Says His National TV Appearances Are Good For New Jersey’s Public Image

Christie says when he took office, people’s perception of the state was based on mob dramas and reality shows.

1. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said his regular national TV appearances are good for his state, according to the Associated Press.

2. Christie has appeared on “Saturday Night Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Show with David Letterman.” He also recently filmed a cameo Michael J. Fox’s upcoming sitcom.


3. Christie said when he became governor in 2010, New Jersey’s image was being shaped by shows like “The Sopranos,” “Jersey Shore” and “Real Housewives of New Jersey.” He said people now have a more positive image of the state.


4. His comments come after his Democratic opponent in New Jersey’s gubernatorial race, Sen. Barbara Buono, criticized him for focusing more on his national aspirations than governing the state.

AP / Mel Evans

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