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Now that the Chris Christie-for-president balloon looks like it’s deflating, some GOP observers are looking to alternatives who’d appeal to the same voters as did New Jersey’s scandal-besieged governor.

In Washington, John Feehery, a consultant and commentator who writes the “Feehery Theory” website, considers the question and suggests two names: Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio and Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford).

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Naturally, the media-friendly King, who likes to pose WWE-style as a nemesis of the media, is distributing the King-friendly piece, from Feehery's website, which states in part:

If Portman decides not to run, his former House colleague, Peter King, would be an intriguing choice.

King is a street corner conservative, a political brawler who can take a punch and give a few back.

King fills the huge personality void left behind should Christie decide not to run.
In his tenure as Chairman, King basically put the Homeland Security Committee on the map, fighting every day to protect America from terrorists and from bad policies that would make the country weaker.

King was the first to raise the issue of home-grown Islamic terrorism, and while that didn't make any friends in the media, it made him a hero to some who worried that the American government was not adequately protecting the people from terrorists."

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...Who will be the national security hawk should Christie depart the stage?  Who would be the street corner conservative, the blue collar hero who tells it like it is, who can appeal to union hard hat workers and to security moms?

Pete King can talk that talk and walk that walk as well as anybody in the field.

Here is the full piece.

Who will be the national security hawk should Christie depart the stage?  Who would be the street corner conservative, the blue collar hero who tells it like it is, who can appeal to union hard hat workers and to security moms?

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Pete King can talk that talk and walk that walk as well as anybody in the field.

- See more at: http://www.thefeeherytheory.com/will-fill-christie-void/#sthash.kujzn2Yn.dpuf

Who will be the national security hawk should Christie depart the stage?  Who would be the street corner conservative, the blue collar hero who tells it like it is, who can appeal to union hard hat workers and to security moms?

Pete King can talk that talk and walk that walk as well as anybody in the field.

- See more at: http://www.thefeeherytheory.com/will-fill-christie-void/#sthash.kujzn2Yn.dpuf

Who will be the national security hawk should Christie depart the stage?  Who would be the street corner conservative, the blue collar hero who tells it like it is, who can appeal to union hard hat workers and to security moms?

Pete King can talk that talk and walk that walk as well as anybody in the field.

- See more at: http://www.thefeeherytheory.com/will-fill-christie-void/#sthash.kujzn2Yn.dpufHere's the rest of it.Here is the rest of the piece.