Chris Christie Catches A Cold

Cancels speech in Philadelphia

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In this photo provided by the Office of the Governor of New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a news conference at New Jersey's State House on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Trenton, N.J.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie cancelled a Thursday morning speech to a government watchdog group in Philadelphia, with his spokesman saying the newly-reelected governor caught a cold.

“The governor is fighting off a cold and has had to cut back his morning schedule tomorrow,” spokesman Colin Reed said in a statement Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Christie still plans to attend a scheduled 11:30 a.m. event at Newark Liberty Airport. He’s been riding high ever since winning a landslide reelection in the blue state last week, which cemented his status as a leading 2016 presidential candidate.

[Philadelphia Inquirer]