Submitted by ub on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:43

This state's top political heavyweight faces a growing political scandal that threatens to undermine his second term and a possible 2016 presidential run.

Today New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apologized again, saying his administration ‘‘let down the people we are entrusted to serve’’ but that the issue doesn’t define his team or the state.

"The last week has certainly tested this Administration. Mistakes were clearly made. And as a result, we let down the people we are entrusted to serve. I know our citizens deserve better. Much better.

I am the governor and I am ultimately responsible for all that happens on my watch - both good and bad.

Without a doubt we will cooperate with all appropriate inquiries to ensure this breach of trust does not happen again.
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But I also want to assure the people of New Jersey today that what has occurred does not define us or our state. This Administration and this Legislature will not allow the work that needs to be done to improve the people’s lives in New Jersey to be delayed. I am the leader of this state and its people and I stand here today proud to be both. And always determined to do better.

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