TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newly re-elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is working to bolster his resume as a get-it-done Republican leader and he's trying broaden a national network of political allies.
It's an aggressive course designed to strengthen his appeal as he considers whether to run for president in 2016.
Christie faces persistent skeptics on all sides, even though he won re-election on Tuesday by 22 percentage points.
Democrats who control the New Jersey Legislature are questioning Christie's second-term priorities.
Some conservative activists in important presidential primary states remain outright hostile to the Republican governor who embraced Democratic President Barack Obama last fall during Superstorm Sandy just days before the country picked a president.
Created: Sat, 09 Nov 2013 10:18:02 EST
Updated: Sat, 09 Nov 2013 10:18:02 EST