Gov. Chris Christie makes no apologies for his tough talk in a debate with Sen. Barbara Buono.
The Republican governor says occasionally calling people out is part of who he is and would continue into a second term.
Christie said his strong language has not kept Republicans and Democrats from working together under his leadership.
Buono says it’s disrespectful when the governor calls people “jerk” or “idiot.”
The two are participating in their second debate at Montclair State University.
Christie is far ahead in public polls.
The 51-year-old governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate has raised far more money than his Democratic challenger.