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In New Hampshire, GOP governors take aim at a resurgent Marco Rubio

In New Hampshire, GOP governors take aim at a resurgent Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio's surprisingly strong showing in the Iowa caucuses reshuffled the already intense competition here in New Hampshire among the Republican establishment candidates, leading some to sharpen their attacks on the freshman Florida senator ahead of next week's primary.

The sense of urgency was on display here Tuesday as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie belittled Rubio's toughness, intelligence and even his manhood.

"Maybe he'll do more than 40 minutes on a little stage telling everybody his canned speech that he's memorized," Christie said mockingly to reporters. "This isn't a student council election, everybody. This is an election for president of the...

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