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Iowa welcome mat awaits Christie, but not Jersey swagger
Iowa welcome mat awaits Christie, but not Jersey swagger

DES MOINES -- As the Chris Christie Mystery Tour continues, he may want to swing by Iowa, where a rare welcome mat awaits the beleaguered governor of New Jersey. Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Assn., has been plying the party fundraising circuit, raising cash, if not his political profile, ahead of a possible 2016 presidential bid. The problem is the George Washington Bridge scandal back home, which has made Christie, for now at least, the political equivalent of plutonium: a possible danger if you get too close. That has resulted in the oddly furtive nature of Christie's recent travels, a cavalcade of closed-door fundraisers and jealously guarded schedules --...

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