(CNN)Chris Christie spotlighted his high-profile shutdown of Marco Rubio at Saturday's Republican debate, saying Sunday it effectively ended the "chattering class" anointment of the Florida senator.
Chris Christie: 'Whole race changed' after GOP debate
"I think the whole race changed last night. Because you know there was a march among the chattering class to anoint Sen. Rubio," the New Jersey governor told Jake Tapper during CNN's "State of the Union." "I think after last night, that's over. So I think there could be four or five tickets out of New Hampshire because the race is so unsettled now."
Christie scored big with pundits and debate-watchers Saturday when he repeatedly interrupted Rubio, as the Florida senator tried to score a hit on him.
As Rubio criticized Christie's fiscal management skills, the New Jersey governor cut in, "That's what Washington D.C. does: the drive-by shot at the beginning with incorrect and incomplete information. And then the memorized 25-second speech that is exactly what his advisers gave him."
When Rubio repeated the attack again later, Christie parried it again, "There it is, there it is the memorized, 25-second speech," he said. "There it is everybody."