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    Jersey boy: Chris Christie through the years

    Family photos of the New Jersey governor reveal a childhood spent in the state he loves.

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    Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, makes no secret of loving his home state. Here, he and his wife, Mary Pat, pose for their wedding photo in 1986.

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    The couple at the University of Delaware, where they met.

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    Christie (far right) with his parents and brother and sister at the Jersey Shore, a frequent family destination.

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    Christie, on the Livingston High School baseball team in Livingston, NJ., graduated in 1980 and was class president.

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    A portrait of the Christie kids (the governor is at right).

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    A baby photo of the governor; he was born in Newark, NJ in 1962 and went on to graduate from Rutgers University.

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