Christie to take break from trail for address to New Jersey

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Posted: Jan 10, 2016 12:56 PM

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will take a short break from campaigning for president to give his state of the state address, highlighting what he says are successes at home while his opponents for the Republican nomination ramp up attacks.

Tuesday's speech comes at a time when his public support at home is at an all-time low, while he gains ground in New Hampshire.

He has won key endorsements in the state that holds the nation's first primary on Feb. 9, and is rising in the polls.

Christie's office says the governor plans to propose initiatives on health care, drug treatment and education.

Funds for road and bridge work and the public pension crisis are big issues, but those items that are not expected to come up in the speech.