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Yesterday, we shared negative remarks about Colorado by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in relation to this state's marijuana laws. Among his comments: "For the people who are enamored with the idea with the income, the tax revenue from this, go to Colorado and see if you want to live there."

Those were fighting words for Governor John Hickenlooper, whose office compiled a series of state rankings in which Colorado tops the Garden State. See eight Hick-blessed examples, supplemented by Christie memes.

Number 8: America's Top States for Business

Colorado: 7th

New Jersey: 42nd

Source: CNBC

Number 7: The Best State for Business and Careers

Colorado: 5th

New Jersey: 32nd

Source: Forbes

Continue to keep counting down the top eight ways Colorado kicks the sh*t out of New Jersey. Number 6: Economic performance

Colorado: 14th

New Jersey: 33rd

Source: FreeEnterprise.com

Number 5: Innovation and entrepreneurship

Colorado: 2nd

New Jersey: 14th

Source: FreeEnterprise.com

Continue to keep counting down the top eight ways Colorado kicks the sh*t out of New Jersey. Number 4: Business climate

Colorado: 8th

New Jersey: 49th

Source: FreeEnterprise.com

Number 3: "The States of Our Union ... Are Not All Strong /We ranked all 50, from fabulous to failed"

Colorado: 7th

New Jersey: 12th

Source: Politico

Continue to keep counting down the top eight ways Colorado kicks the sh*t out of New Jersey. Number 2: "Find Out How Your Community Measures Up/State ranks"

Colorado: 7th

New Jersey: 23rd

Source: MilkenInstitute.org

Number 1: Top State Technology and Science

Colorado: 4th

New Jersey: 15th

Source: MilkenInstitute.org

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Politics archive circa April 22: "Marijuana: Chris Christie, New Jersey governor, rips Colorado's pot laws."

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