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More NJ papers call for Christie's resignation

Posted: 10:13 AM, Mar 03, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-03 19:52:55Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest news organization has joined in the chorus against Republican Gov. Chris Christie and is urging him to resign.

The Star-Ledger said in an editorial Thursday that Christie should resign after making it clear that governing the state is a "distant second priority" that comes in behind his personal ambition.

Christie's office didn't immediately comment. He scheduled a 1 p.m. news conference to discuss jobs and the economy.

Christie ended his Republican presidential campaign last month and has endorsed front-runner Donald Trump.

The Star-Ledger says Christie proved in his first term that he has political talent but has shown a lack of character in his second term.

Six New Jersey papers published by Gannett have already called on Christie to resign.