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Southern GOP Rivals Criticize Chris Christie for 'Bully Demeanor'

The New Jersey governor is criticized by two Southern competitors for his lack of civility.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a news conference at Bristol-Myers Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University October 07, 2014 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Christie touted a new initiative with neighboring states that allows doctors to access patients' precription drug histories in an effort to combat prescription drug abuse.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a news conference at Bristol-Myers Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University October 07, 2014 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Christie touted a new initiative with neighboring states that allows doctors to access patients' precription drug histories in an effort to combat prescription drug abuse.

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This story contains corrected material, published Nov. 3, 2014.

If there's one thing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is not, it is a Southern gentleman. Two of Christie's prospective rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination—Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul—have been making that point over the past few days.