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Chris Christie signs legislation awarding back pay for shutdown

A Chicago Cubs fan who was caught on tape being confronted by a nacho-clutching New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) challenged him to a “combat-style fight”.At a Cubs-Brewers game over the weekend, Christie apparently had enough jeers as he chose to get in the face of one heckler.Christie also has a state-funded residence in Princeton, which also closes to public tours during a shutdown, and the recent closure left the governor wondering, “Am I supposed to move out and stay in a hotel?”Christie told CNN’s Jake Tapper Monday night that he ignored the man’s comments the first time, but when the man yelled at him again he says he felt like he had to say something. “But they’re not meant to be public punching bags”.Joseph wrote that someone from Christie’s security detail threatened to have him “locked up” and that he regrets saying “you suck”.Christie had a different recollection: “When somebody swears at you publicly and says some really bad things with children around-my own with -I took it the first time he said it”. “Well, if you go in for seconds, I’ve always said this whether it’s been at my town meetings, or any place else, if you give it, you’re going to get it back”.”I’m at a ballgame with my son enjoying the game, having no interaction with anybody on public policy issues or anything else”. I didn’t have much time to think of anything to say, and I wanted to express my displeasure with you.’First he told me, “Why don’t you have another beer?” which I thought was a decent come back, and I thought that was kind of amusing.A man sitting several rows back yelled out “Hey Christie!”At this point I heard someone ask “what is going on?” to which I turned and calmly replied, “well, this guy is accosting me”.Christie, who was in Milwaukee visiting his son, who works for the Brewers, said he ignored Joseph when he first started taunting him.The Governor has seen his popularity dwindle ever since he was photographed lounging with his family over the Fourth of July weekend on a private stretch of sand despite closing New Jersey’s beaches to the public in a standoff over funding. Both bills will be debated in state Senate and then sent to Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s desk for approval.