ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Since taking office in 2010, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been deeply involved with Atlantic City trying to stem the seaside gambling resort's decline.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) Since taking office in 2010, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been deeply involved with Atlantic City trying to stem the seaside gambling resort's decline.

Some of what he did has worked, to a degree. Some hasn't, as he acknowledged in announcing a state takeover of the resort on Tuesday.

His initiatives included a state-run tourism district, redirecting casino investment taxes to projects within Atlantic City, promising tax credits to a casino that quickly failed, appointing an emergency manager, and vetoing a financial aid package.

Christie, a Republican presidential candidate, says his moves have worked to help private-sector development, but he acknowledges they did not help improve the city's government.

This week he took his biggest step, backing a state takeover of most decision-making power and the right to sell city assets.