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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will not get suite for Super Bowl, despite previous boasts

Anwar S. Richardson
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Chris Christie has a lot of perks because he is the Governor of New Jersey.

Christie gets to reside in a beautiful mansion located in Princeton, N.J. He is one of the privileged politicians invited to the Governors Ball at the White House. Christie’s high-profile position has led many to speculate that he might have presidential aspirations in the future. Another great perk is being able to attend sporting events for free.

Membership may have its privileges, but there are also limitations.

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Christie bragged for several weeks about having a suite at the upcoming Super Bowl that will be held in MetLife Stadium. He even blew his own horn about being able to hand-pick two dozen VIPS to attend the game in his luxury suite.

However, NJ.com reporter Jenna Portnoy discovered Christie will not have the entourage he anticipated on February 2.

"The governor does not have a suite for the Super Bowl," spokesman Michael Drewniak said in response to questions from The Star-Ledger. "But he is the governor of New Jersey and a huge sports and NFL fan. I think it’s safe to say that come hell or high water, he’ll be in MetLife Stadium somewhere on game day."

Even though Christie is a regular-season box holder, he is not a high roller.

The NFL relies on high level corporate executives to fill their luxury suites during the Super Bowl. Last year, some suites for the Super Bowl in New Orleans sold for over $300,000. Christie reportedly earns $175,000 yearly, which makes him the fourth-highest paid governor, but unless he can find a Super Bowl luxury suite deal on Groupon.com, he is probably out of luck.

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Well, if Christie is unable to find a way into the game, he has one fallback option.

Super Bowl party at New York Daily News reporter Manish Mehta's house?

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