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Christie seeks to address his weight on own terms

(AP) Christie seeks to address his weight on own terms
By STEVE PEOPLES and ANGELA DELLI SANTI
Associated Press
SEA BRIGHT, N.J.
He began the workweek in a playful way, with doughnut in hand on David Letterman's couch. But Chris Christie is taking his weight seriously.

The New Jersey governor is outlining a personal and political plan for addressing his weight on his terms _ in a more concentrated fashion than perhaps ever before. In a flurry of media attention this week, he's facing a political vulnerability in his indisputable quest to emerge as a key leader in the Republican Party.

He's also promising to lose weight in the near future.

This week's focus on his weight is raising new questions about whether this is a fresh attempt to prepare for an eventual presidential run. Christie admits struggling with his size for three decades.

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