Christie Tries to Turn Things Around in New Hampshire

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) -

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is determined to prove he’s not the presidential campaign afterthought that some perceive.

In meet-and-greets, a major policy speech and more this week in New Hampshire, the likely Republican presidential contender is working to demonstrate what his supporters have been saying: He can communicate with everyday voters in ways that others can’t.

Christie was in his element Wednesday as he tried to replicate the town hall formula that made him famous in New Jersey. Answering nearly 20 questions over 90 minutes, Christie addressed the normalization of relations with Cuba, the nuclear pact with Iran (both of which he is against) and more.

“I’ve been on my … best behavior,” he joked.