01/31/2013 01:26 pm ET Updated Feb 01, 2013

Chris Christie: GOP Decision To Lengthen Nomination Process 'Stupidest Thing'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) condemned the GOP by calling the decision to lengthen the Republican presidential nomination process in 2012 the "stupidest thing the Republican Party ever did" in an interview with the Washington Post published Wednesday.

Christie has made similar remarks before, including last February in an interview with Fox News, in which he called the Republican National Committee's decision to award delegates in most states proportionally "the dumbest idea anybody ever had."

Christie told Fox News that the Republican Party should be "focusing on getting a nominee and having that nominee begin to train his attention on the president of the United States." Allocating delegates to candidates proportionally, as opposed to a winner-take-all system, prolonged the GOP primary race.

Christie recently gained an opponent when New Jersey state Sen. Barabara Buono received Democratic endorsements on Tuesday to run for governor against him in November.



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