N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Goes Live With Presidential Campaign Site

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Republican Chris Christie's political team has gone live with a presidential campaign website days before he jumps into the 2016 race.

The new website — — shows the New Jersey governor's name along with the slogan, "Telling it like it is."

Christie also is promoting the site with a short animated video posted on his Twitter feed. The site says it's paid for Chris Christie for President, Inc.

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Christie has a "special announcement event" set for Tuesday in the gym of Livingston High School, from which he graduated in 1980. Donors and friends have gotten invitations, and Christie's team has invited reporters to attend.

After his announcement, Christie plans to go to New Hampshire for a town hall meeting.

The crowded GOP field already has 13 candidates."Is it a good policy? Is it a desirable policy? There's no hesitation," said Democratic Assemblyman Gary Schaer. "But there is a revenue problem in New Jersey. There is not a single budget problem facing New Jersey. There are a great deal of them."