New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) recently appeared at a private fundraiser which was held at David Koch's duplex on the East Side of Manhattan. Donors pressed Governor Christie about his health.
Governor Christie has been seriously considering a campaign for President in 2016. Christie understood that he had to slim down if he had political aspirations beyond Trenton.
So in February 2013, the rotund Garden State Governor secretly underwent gastric banding surgery.. Since then, Governor Christie has shed 85 pounds.
To assuage prospective political heavyweight donors, Governor Christie quipped about his prior "great relationship" with food. Christie's self deprecating humor certainly makes him relatable for Middle America. Alas, the Bridge-gate hatchet job, which the US Department of Justice cleared Christie after a nine month investigation, may hurt him in GOP primary positioning than subliminal public pocrescophia.
h/t: Dana Summers