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Christie said to have decided against presidency

 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attends the swearing in of Donna Gallucio as New Jersey Superior Court judge, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in  in Paterson, N...
 FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2011 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Chri...

Christie 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attends the swearing in of Donna Gallucio as New Jersey Superior Court judge, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in in Paterson, N...

Christie 2012

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2011 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Chri...

A person close to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is not running for president, despite pressure from donors and others in the Republican Party establishment.
The person, with direct knowledge of the decision, spoke on grounds of anonymity Tuesday to avoid pre-empting the governor's early afternoon announcement.
Christie had spent the past week reconsidering his long-time refusal to run for the White House as GOP leaders clamored for another option in the search for a Republican to take on President Barack Obama next fall.
The 49-year-old former U.S. attorney for New Jersey has become a darling of conservatives. He got elected in a Democratic state, cut the budget, capped property tax hikes and has taken on public employee unions.


Updated : 2021-10-21 14:34 GMT+08:00