Chris Christie slow-jams the news

The New Jersey governor slow-jammed his defense of his decision to call a special election in October

By Jillian Rayfield

Published June 13, 2013 12:47PM (EDT)


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stopped by "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," to help the host "Slow Jam The News" -- during which Christie defended his controversial decision to call a special election to fill Sen. Frank Lautenberg's seat in October, instead of putting it on the November ballot alongside his own reelection race.

Sample quote from Fallon's band: "Chris Christie's about to give New Jersey a huge election, and he's putting it in the hands of the people."


Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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