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Over the holiday weekend, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was caught sun bathing on a beach that was closed due to a government shutdown. What other forbidden shores has the Republican politician visited I wonder?

The state’s government shutdown comes as the legislature and governor’s office struggle to find a compromise on the budget. But while police turned other families away from the coastal region’s state beaches, Christie and his family took the gridlock as an opportunity to get some much needed R&R. “That’s just the way it goes,” Christie reportedly said. “Run for governor, and you can have a residence.” 

For this week’s ‘Shop Contest, I want you to take the garden state’s governor and take him abroad. Where else might the Trump surrogate be vacationing these days?

The rules are below. See you next weekend with the winners!

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