From CNN's Paul Steinhauser:
Tuesday's State of the State address is the most important speech of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's career.
The embattled Republican, who's seriously considering a 2016 run for the White House, is facing multiple controversies that threaten to complicate his political future.
And because of his national standing and the unfolding political scandal that has rocked his administration, a usual routine appearance by the state's chief executive each year to talk about what's happening in New Jersey will this year garner a coast-to-coast spotlight.
"This will be the most watched State of the State address, most likely, across the country. Other governors are probably not envious of Christie's problems but they are envious of his spotlight," said CNN Chief National Correspondent John King. Here's what to watch for.