Christie hopeful new map will favor GOP

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:44

    TRENTON — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hopes congressional redistricting goes better for the Republicans than when state legislative districts were reconfigured earlier this year. Christie says the party couldn't do worse than when the state districts were redrawn to favor Democrats. A bipartisan commission tasked with whittling New Jersey's congressional districts from 13 to 12 will be holed up at a New Brunswick hotel starting Monday, trading ideas for new district maps. New Jersey is losing a seat in Congress because the state's population didn't grow as fast as some other states. New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts are also losing seats. Christie says he hasn't been heavily involved in the process, though he is receiving updates from a political adviser.