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Chris Christie

Chris Christie seeks extension on campaign-finance reports deadline

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is requesting extra time to file mandatory campaign-finance disclosure reports with the Federal Election Commission, according to a letter dated Wednesday. Fox News made the filing of such paperwork a necessity for participants in the first Republican presidential debate on Aug. 6. William Palatucci, a political adviser and attorney who registered Leadership Matters, a political-action committee supporting Christie, said the filing will be complete by Fox's deadline, Aug. 4. "We have every confidence we'll comply" with Fox's ground rules, Palatucci said by telephone. In a letter to Lisa Stevenson, a deputy general counsel to the...