Former Governor Chris Christie has commissioned an Australian artist to paint what will be his official portrait.

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While NJ's previous three governors (Jon Corzine, Richard Codey and Jim McGreevey) spent a combined $74,500 for their portraits, Christie will outweigh them all and pay Paul Newton $85,000.

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We can only imagine what moments will inspire the artist - Sad Christie? A Simpson-ized Christie? Faux-tough guy Christie? If there is any justice in the world, somehow a beach chair will be hidden in the background.

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