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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the National Governors Association (NGA) winter meeting in Washington. (AP)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the National Governors Association (NGA) winter meeting in Washington. (AP)

As governors from around the country head back to the White House today for a meeting with President Obama, we speak with New York Times magazine writer Matt Bai about his profile of New Jersey Republican Chris Christie.

Since his election in 2009, Christie has become a hero and model to Republican governors around the country for his brash style, his cost-cutting measures and especially for taking on the state's public employee unions.

This segment aired on February 28, 2011.

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