Chris Christie (Republican)
Born: September6, 1962 (age 53)
Alma Mater: University of Delaware (1984)
Seton Hall University (1987)
Spouse: Mary Pat Foster
Children: Sarah, Bridget, Patrick, Andrew
– U.S. Attorney for New Jersey
– Governor of New Jersey
Environment: Eliminate coal fired power plants, reduce carbon emissions, and create financial incentives for more environmentally friendly power sources.
Marijuana: Against legalization.
LGBT: Opposed to same-sex marriage.
“The issue should be left to the states and am overwhelming majority of states currently still ban same-sex marriage.”
Education: Change the common core, opposes teachers unions, opposed to any form of free college or debt free college.
“We need to approach education different in different areas. There cannot be a one-size-fits-all. How are we still teaching everybody almost the same way that we taught them in the 1800s?”
Jobs: Reducing employment but not government employment, maintaining the minimum wage, and creating better paying jobs instead.
“I don’t think there’s a mother or father sitting around a kitchen table tonight in America who are saying, “You know, honey, if our son or daughter could just make a higher minimum wage, my God, all our dreams would be realized.”
Women’s rights: Pro-life, equal pay.
Fact Check: “we’ve had a huge shift from full-time work to part-time work under President Obama.” This is untrue, full-time work has increased under President Obama.