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Chris Christie Makes Emotional Plea To Rethink Drug Addiction Treatment

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 30/10/2015 Sam Wilkes
CHRIS CHRISTIE NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY © The Huffington Post CHRIS CHRISTIE NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY

BELMONT, N.H. -- While campaigning recently during happy hour at Shooter's Tavern here in this small New Hampshire community, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) related a pair of personal anecdotes to elucidate why he thinks the United States should change the way it handles drug addicts.  

After speaking in highly personal terms about his late mother's smoking addiction, Christie recounted an emotional story about a law school friend who became addicted to prescription painkillers.

Although Christie has failed to move the needle in national polls, he has been well received in more intimate New Hampshire town halls. Watch the above video, an outtake from a recent episode of the HuffPost original series '16 And President, to see why it may be a mistake to count Christie out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination just yet. And watch the full episode below.

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