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Christie Tosses Red Meat To Conservatives In Chicago

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During remarks at the Economic Club of Chicago, the New Jersey governor said that Bush, who nominated Christie as a U.S. Attorney in 2001, is "grossly underappreciated."

“The guy won two national elections,” Christie said of Bush, according to the Star-Ledger. “How easy has that looked the last 8 years."

And Christie, dogged by the ongoing George Washington Bridge scandal, outright ridiculed Democrats for their emphasis on income inequality.

“You want income equality? That is mediocrity,” Christie said, as quoted by the New York Times. “Everybody can have an equal, mediocre salary.”