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A bit slimmer: Christie has weight-loss surgery

CVN65 Wrote: May 07, 2013 9:29 AM
Okay so this is his way of tossing his hat into the ring for 2016. There is no question now that he intends to make a run. The question is for which party...

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie, who once famously called himself "the healthiest fat guy you've ever seen," disclosed Tuesday he had secretly undergone weight-loss surgery, a major new step by the potential Republican presidential contender to address both his health and a political vulnerability.

The stakes are high for Christie, with medical professionals and campaign strategists alike suggesting there is no more serious barrier to his personal well-being and national ambitions than his weight.

It's not about politics, he said. It's about turning 50 and wanting to be around as his children grow up.

"This is a hell of a lot more...

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