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A possible title for this ongoing Republican primary race: “Fifty Shades of Crazy.”

While campaigning Wednesday morning in New Hampshire, Christie boasted of the threat that he would pose to Hillary Clinton in a general election debate.

“You know the last person she wants to see on that stage in September — you’re looking at him. You know why? She’s been running away from federal prosecutors for the last six months. Man, she sees a federal prosecutor on the stage — I’ll beat her rear end on that stage. And you know what, after I do, she’ll be relieved ’cause she’ll just be worried I was gonna serve her with a subpoena. It’ll be a relief just to lose the debate.”

This remark might sound familiar — because it perfectly resembles something Ted Cruz said a month ago while campaigning in Iowa.

“We do know that Hillary told her daughter Chelsea, ‘Well, gosh, I knew it was a terrorist attack while we were out telling the American people it wasn’t,'” Cruz said. (And no, that wasn’t an actual, direct quote from Hillary Clinton.)

He continued: “You know I’ll tell you in my house, if my daughter Catherine, the 5-year-old, says something she knows to be false, she gets a spanking. Well, in America the voters have a way of administering a spanking.”

Well, this campaign sure is striking the right tone.

Update: In fact, we at The National Memo have just obtained what we believe might be an exclusive video of Chris Christie attempting to make good on his threat against Hillary Clinton.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.