VIDEO: Chris Christie and Jimmy Fallon 'Slow Jam the News'

The governor appeared on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to speak about New Jersey's special election.

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Fallon's show has become a regular stop for politicians touting their causes.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie showed up on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Wednesday to "Slow Jam the News," a regular bit on Fallon's show in which current events are discussed over an R&B melody played by house band The Roots.

Christie used the opportunity to speak about New Jersey's upcoming special election to fill the Senate seat of the recently deceased Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Fallon interjected to make sexual innuendos about Christie's verses, calling Christie the "Love Gov."

[READ: New Jersey's Christie Opts for Special Election to Replace Lautenberg]

The back-and-forth then turned to the prospect of a presidential run by Christie, with The Roots, for a moment, breaking into Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run," a song by one of Christie's favorite artists. It then devolved into jokes about Christie's weight (the governor recently announced he had undergone lap-band surgery to trim his frame).

Fallon's show has become a regular stop for politicians touting their causes. President Barack Obama appeared last spring to "slow jam" his proposals to extend low interest rates on student loans. His wife, first lady Michelle Obama, appeared on the show earlier this year to join Fallon in "The Evolution of Mom Dancing," in conjunction with her "Let's Move" campaign to end childhood obesity.

 

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