Christie ready for reelection as polls show wide lead

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie waves to supporters during a campaign stop in Hillside, N.J., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Christie will face Democratic candidate, Barbara Buono in an election Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is on the cusp of winning reelection.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is poised for reelection Tuesday — putting the high-profile pol into position for a 2016 presidential run.

Monday’s polls showed the incumbent pol with a wide lead over his Democratic opponent, state Sen. Barbara Buono. He could be the first Republican in the state to exceed 50% of the vote in 25 years.

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Still, he struck a cautious tone in public. “We can’t take anything for granted,” he said Monday. “We are Republicans in New Jersey.”

With News Wire Services

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