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Chris Christie's Tell-All Campaign

The New Jersey governor promises candor and bipartisanship -- but can he deliver?

Jersey sure.

Photographer: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Chris Christie made a name for himself as the quintessential New Jersey tough guy: a loud, brash, don't-take-nuthin'-from-nobody bruiser who, beneath it all, has a deep (and mostly unrequited) love of Bruce Springsteen. In his first term as governor, he became a YouTube star by delivering tongue-lashings to critics, leading some Republicans to urge him to enter the 2012 presidential race. He declined, and the Christie boomlet soon petered out. But his presidential ambitions didn't.

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