New Jersey Republican Governor Christie wins second term - media

Reuters

NEW YORK, Nov 5 (Reuters) - New Jersey Republican GovernorChris Christie handily won re-election on Tuesday, a victoryseen boosting his widely expected bid for the White House in2016.

Christie was declared the unofficial winner, within minutesof the polls closing, by CNN, CBS and NBC.

The win by the blunt, tough-talking incumbent was expectedby political experts to solidify his standing in the nationalRepublican Party.

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