Christie ends term unpopular, but with legs left unbroken

  • Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center left, shakes hands with Gov. Phil Murphy, center right, after Murphy gave his address after being sworn in as governor during his inauguration, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Republican Chris Christie left the New Jersey governor’s office with his popularity in tatters, but at least he didn’t break a leg. This combination of file photos shows New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, left, leaning on crutches while answering questions about surgery that removed a plate from her right leg implanted after a skiing accident in Switzerland, during a Nov. 8, 1999, ceremony at the Old Barracks in Trenton, N.J.; New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey, center, who broke his left leg while vacationing in Cape May, N.J., using crutches as he leaves a lectern following a Feb. 6, 2002, news conference at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J.; and New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine, right, who was seriously injured in an automobile accident on April 12, 2007, using crutches to walk down the steps of Drumthwacket, the official governor’s residence, on May 7, 2007, in Princeton, N.J. (AP Photos, File)

TRENTON, N.J. — Republican Chris Christie left the New Jersey governor’s office with his popularity in tatters, but at least he didn’t break a leg.

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