Republican Chris Christie was sworn in Tuesday as New Jersey's 55th governor, vowing to deliver the far-reaching change he said voters elected him to bring about.Another blow to King Obama's reign.
"You voted loudly and clearly for change, and you have entrusted us with what may be our last, best hope for a stronger New Jersey - the New Jersey of our youth, full of hope and opportunity," Christie said in his inaugural address. "New Jersey, you voted for change and today change has arrived."
Christie takes over a state plagued by the nation's highest taxes, a deficit that could hit $10 billion by July and unemployment near 10 percent.
His swearing in marked a reminder of President Barack Obama's vulnerability on the same day another Northeastern election could derail parts of his agenda.