James Gandolfini’s passing is an awful shock. He was a fine actor, a Rutgers alum and a true Jersey guy.—
Governor Christie (@GovChristie) June 20, 2013
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took some time to eulogize James Gandolfini on Twitter tonight, which we guess is appropriate considering that both the actor and his best known role were iconic in the state. While the tributes to Gandolfini himself are in order, we can’t help but wonder if mob boss Tony Soprano is the image that Christie wants other Americans to have of New Jersey. Still, we’ll give him this one. Gandolfini was one of the greats.