The Washington Times - November 7, 2013, 08:34AM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie frequently has to address questions about his weight, and it looks like Time magazine isn’t shying away from the topic.

Their latest issue features the Republican on its cover, with this tagline: “The Elephant in the Room.”


Mr. Christie swept to victory late Tuesday in a traditionally blue state and is being hailed as a potential savior for the GOP as it looks to the 2016 race for the White House.

The governor, himself, drove speculation about his national aspirations when he got weight-loss surgery earlier this year.

Meanwhile, potential 2016 primary opponent Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, is criticizing Mr. Christie for putting his face on ads that tout recovery efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Mr. Paul is no stranger to tiffs with the New Jersey governor, who he once called “the King of Bacon” amid a fight over government spending.