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Chris Christie: 'Haters' Blocked My Book Deal

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By    |   Friday, 23 Dec 2016 12:27 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lashed out at "the haters" who opposed a bill that would grant him the ability to profit from writing a book while he's still in office.

The bill would also have given judges, legislative staff workers, and others a raise. 

The governor called the legislative opposition to the book bill as "just the haters," who "made it personal about me," he said, according to NJ.com.

"People are acting as if this is a long-standing New Jersey tradition, that governors can't write books. This law came into effect in 2008," Christie said during his monthly call-in radio show, "Ask the Governor," on New Jersey's 101.5-FM. 

He noted that the previous New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine passed the law that banned payment for work outside the governor's job, but would allow money for "passive investments."

"I wonder why Gov. Corzine passed that law, when he was a former COO for Goldman Sachs, was no longer taking a salary and was getting all of his money from passive income," Christie told the radio program. 

The governor also rebuked the newspaper industry,  saying "they are just another special interest, feeding at the government trough."

Legislators declined another bill that would have let municipalities stop advertising votes and civil actions in newspapers, which provided a revenue stream for papers in the state.

Newspapers called that legislation the "revenge bill."

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