IRVINGTON, N.J. (AP / CBSNewYork) – Gov. Chris Christie received a friendly reception Thursday at a town hall meeting in an area of the state where he has fewer supporters.

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The governor joked that more people showed up for the Irvington event than voted for him in 2009, when only 5 percent – 459 votes – supported him.

Christie was asked most about his proposals to keep violent offenders awaiting trial behind bars without bail and to get nonviolent drug offenders into treatment facilities.

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