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Question for governors: Why should you be president when your own constituents don't like you?

Question for governors: Why should you be president when your own constituents don't like you?

When Chris Christie recently launched his presidential bid with a pep-style rally at his old high school, Jim O’Neill pointedly skipped the homecoming event.

“I didn't want to do anything that would have suggested, even tacitly, that I was supportive of him or his policies,” said O’Neill, the district's interim superintendent.

Christie and O'Neill once feuded over superintendent salaries, so the two have a history. But many share O’Neill’s harsh assessment of the state’s two-term governor.

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