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The New Jersey Star-Ledger editorial board says it regrets endorsing Gov. Chris Christie for re-election last year.

"We blew this one," Tom Moran wrote in a column Sunday. He added, "Yes, we knew Christie was a bully. But we didn't know his crew was crazy enough to put people's lives at risk."

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The state's largest paper chose Christie over Democratic challenger Barbara Buono. Moran, the editorial page editor, explained that an endorsement "is not a love embrace" but instead "the less bad option."

He said the editorial board decision had been a "close call," calling Christie the most overrated elected official in the country.

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