In Christie's Home State, Budget and Bad Roads Among First Jobs

  • Presidential bid dashed, unpopular governor returns to Jersey
  • 'A lot of bad stuff out there' as Democrats push spending

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie attends the Sunshine Summit conference on Nov. 14, 2015, in Orlando, Florida.

Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Fresh off ending his struggling presidential campaign, Governor Chris Christie returns to a New Jersey short on cash for pensions and transportation and minus the political base that once made him a darling of the Republican Party. He has 23 months to revive the state and his reputation.

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