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Mainstream media 'a potential ally' for Christie in 2016?

JERSEY CITY, NJ - JULY 01: Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie speaks to members of the Hudson County Building Trades Council after recieving their support for his relection campaign for governor on July 1, 2013 in Jersey City, New Jersey. The Hudson County Building Trades Council is made up of over 20 local unions, and includes more than 20,000 members, combined. Credit: Getty Images

Fox News media critic Howard Kurtz writes on Chris Christie's relationship with the press:

[T]he New Jersey governor loves engaging with the press. He feeds off it, he’s good at it, he’s energized by it. And I can’t think of another Republican since John McCain in 2000 who so openly embraced the media culture that many members of their party view as hostile.

Constantly engaging the media can be risky business. It means one testy answer or slip of the tongue becomes the flap of the day.  ...

But for now, as he becomes chairman of the Republican Governors Association, it’s clear that Christie views the press as a potential ally.

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