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Christie Filmed Shouting at Boardwalk Heckler

July 06, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was filmed shouting at a detractor yesterday on the Seaside Heights boardwalk and the footage was posted to gossip website TMZ.com.

The Republican, who has made it clear he’s no fan of the “Jersey Shore” reality-show cast for what he says is loud and obnoxious behavior, was seen in the 29-second video in a heated exchange with a person who criticized his education policies, the website reported.

Christie, who clutches an ice cream cone during the video, was with his family on the boardwalk, TMZ reported. The governor, 49, at one point marches toward the critic as an entourage follows him.

“You’re a real big shot -- keep shooting your mouth off,” Christie, who travels with a cadre of state troopers, tells the man. “You’re a real big shot. Keep walking away. Big shot.”

Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for Christie, didn’t immediately return an e-mail seeking comment.

Christie, who took office in January 2010, has said he once asked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to take back the cast of the “Jersey Shore,” which he said is made up of New York residents who reinforce the worst stereotypes of the Jersey Shore as a playground.

To contact the reporter on this story: Terrence Dopp in Trenton at tdopp@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Stephen Merelman at smerelman@bloomberg.net


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