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Christie celebrates win by touring charter school


UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t allow speculation about him running for president to distract from running New Jersey.

“I simply won’t let it,” Christie said after being handed a second term Tuesday.

The 51-year-old Republican chose a charter school in predominantly Hispanic Union City for his first post-election news conference Wednesday.

An exit poll shows Christie split the Hispanic vote with Democratic challenger Barbara Buono, but increased his portion by double digits from four years ago.

Christie courted Hispanics during his re-election campaign. The group can bolster his appeal as a presidential candidate.

The governor wasn’t specific when asked how hard he would push for legislation that would grant in-state tuition to children born outside the United States but brought here illegally as children, a proposal most Latinos support.