1. TOUGH TALK

    Christie: ‘Show Up’ for Minorities

    FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2013 file photo, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie celebrates his election victory in Asbury Park, N.J., after defeating Democratic challenger Barbara Buono.   A dominant re-election victory in hand, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is charging forward on a path to bolster his resume as a get-it-done Republican leader while broadening a national network of political allies, an aggressive course designed to strengthen Christie’s appeal as he weighs a 2016 presidential bid.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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    Open up your notebooks, RNC. In an interview with Fox News Sunday, recently reelected New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ascribed his win to reaching out to minorities, saying, “I’ve worked hard with the Hispanic community to let them see how our policies can help their families. I’ve worked hard with the African-American community. I’ve worked hard with seniors and students.” After putting up numbers in the Hispanic and black communities not seen by Republicans in years, Christie advised his fellow party-members “If you want to win a vote by that kind of margin, if you want to attract the majority of the Hispanic vote, if you want to nearly triple your African-American vote, you need to show up. You need to go into those neighborhoods, you need to campaign in places.”

    To win their votes.

    Chris Christie made the rounds on the political talk shows Sunday.

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