Joseph Gallant

Joseph Gallant is the Prospect's development manager, where he manages our donor and community outreach, foundation proposal and report writing and assists with some business functions for the magazine. Joe is a former development staffer at The United Nations Refugee Agency. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Global Studies from Rider University. His email is

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Biggest Midterm Winner Wasn't on the Ballot: Chris Christie

Nothing better sets up a presidential run than raising dollars and getting out the votes for other politicians.

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
On Tuesday, Republicans won big in races for offices at all levels of government. But the biggest winner of all is a politician who wasn’t even on the ballot: New Jersey governor and GOP presidential hopeful Chris Christie. As chairman of the Republican Governors Association (RGA), Christie spent significant time campaigning and fundraising for Republicans in 37 states this election season. Races that looked to be close or even potential GOP losses, such as the contest in Florida between incumbent Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist, turned into big wins for the Republican Party. RGA Executive Director Phil Cox said that the New Jersey governor played an “instrumental” role in Republican successes around the nation. In addition to Scott, Republican governors Terry Branstad, Sam Brownback, Scott Walker, Brian Sandoval, and Rick Snyder all clinched re-election (in, respectively, Iowa, Kansas, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Michigan). Even the voters of blue states arguably...