TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie says he’s ordered his Cabinet to begin planning for a “helpful” transition to his successor.

Christie, a term-limited Republican who is set to leave office in January, held a Cabinet meeting Tuesday in Trenton. He’s told officials to write transition memos and told the treasurer to set up a headquarters for the changeover.

Christie added that he’s called for a “cooperative” transition, “no matter who wins” the Nov. 7 election. Democrat Phil Murphy is leading the Republican candidate, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, in the polls.

Christie also says he’s ordered the state police and the national guard to give him a plan by Wednesday to send “lots of new help” to Puerto Rico.

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