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Gov. Chris Christie: Voters Have Had Enough of Big Spending, Taxes

By    |   Wednesday, 05 Nov 2014 02:38 PM

Voters were sending the message that they'd had enough of big spending and big taxes when they voted out Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley in Maryland and rejected the party's nominee to replace Deval Patrick in Massachusetts in Tuesday's elections, New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie told "Fox & Friends."

"I think it's a repudiation of big spending, big taxing policies by Gov. Marty O'Malley in Maryland and Gov. Duval Patrick in Massachusetts. People don't want it," Christie said Wednesday.

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As chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Christie traveled across the country during the 2014 election season, campaigning and raising money for GOP gubernatorial candidates. He said a map that showed there were now Republican governors in 32 states "looks absolutely fabulous."

Christie maintained Republicans won overwhelmingly in governors' races on Tuesday because voters saw they delivered results, something he said "people want more than anything else."

"We make sure we get the job done. We don't have a lot of bickering and arguing and rancor. We get our job done. And, I think that's what you're going to see from governors over the next two years," he said.

Though Christie explained the unpopularity of President Barack Obama didn't have a great deal to do with this year's gubernatorial elections, he said it did play a factor in why people were unhappy with the direction of the country.

"It's a reflection of the president's lack of leadership — his lack of leadership abroad, his lack of leadership at home. That's what it's a reflection of more than anything," he said.

With the 2014 elections over, Christie said people needed to "take a deep breath" before making predictions about who might run for president in 2016.

"It's a very serious decision for anybody to make to run for president of the United States. People should do that deliberately. And, then make whatever decision they think is best for themselves, their family, and our country," he said.

Christie, who has voiced interest in running for president, said he didn't worry about "punditry analysis" about his sometime brash demeanor, and explained he was "going to be direct and honest and blunt about how I feel about things."

"I think people will judge me up or down based on that," he said. "That's who I am."

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