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Published: Mon, July 10, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Fills in for Sports Radio Talker Mike Francesa

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Fills in for Sports Radio Talker Mike Francesa

Christie has said he's interested in sports broadcasting.

Christie is now dealing with the fallout from his July 4 beach scandal and a record-low approval rating hovering around 15 percent.

Christie has already made a name for himseff outside of politics, with high profile appearances in the private owner's box of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, and has been rumored to be interested in sport talk radio with its more "in your face" commentary. The stint is widely seen as an audition for Francesa's job. WFAN is also auditioning former National Football League quarterback Chris Simms, Detroit radio host Mike Valenti and WFAN contributor Kim Jones, along with Roberts, to replace Francesca.

Francesa announced his last show will be December 15.

Maybe Christie will have an encore in talk radio?

The governor's spokesman, Brian Murray, when asked about O'Reilly's comment regarding Christie's motive, told the Hollywood Reporter it is "such a ridiculous comment that it merits no substantive response at all". Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewski said Friday he has introduced a bill that would let the public rent the house on Island Beach State Park that is now reserved for the governor. Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who is running to replace Chrsitie, told NJ.com that she thinks the house should be sold.

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