Christie soaked in 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is the latest public official to get doused by a bucket of frigid water, and is now issuing a bipartisan challenge to Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) to do the same.

In a video posted Tuesday night on Christie’s Facebook page, the potential 2016 presidential candidate is seen addressing the camera in a gray T-shirt and coral-colored shorts and accepting the so-called ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge.” “I was challenged by my friend, Scott O’Neil, of the New Jersey Devils,” Christie declares with his arms crossed.

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The challenge raises money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease most commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. For the viral movement, volunteers either get soaked with a bucket of ice water or make a donation to an ALS charity. They then nominate someone else to take the challenge.

Before two of his youngest children do the honors of pouring the icy H2O over their dad’s head, Christie says, “I want to let you know that I’m going to nominate three additional people to accept the challenge.”

In addition to Booker, Christie nominated “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Fallon completed the challenge on his Tuesday night show, after also being nominated by Justin Timberlake.

Booker’s office did not immediately return ITK’s request for comment on whether he plans to accept the shiver-inducing challenge.

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