Christie: Decision by year's end on re-election bid
By Minhaj Hassan | May 8th, 2012 - 12:56pm
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FREEHOLD - Gov. Chris Christie said today he hasn’t decided on whether he will run - for governor.

He said that he and his family are surrounded by troopers – whom he described as “nice guys” – and said his family has had to adjust to this lifestyle change.

Even routine events - such as taking his son to a baseball game - turn into a big thing, he told a town hall crowd here.

“There’s no way to be inconspicuous anymore,” he said.

He emphasized that “I drove” here and did not fly in a state helicopter.

He said he will probably make a decision concerning a re-election bid at year’s end.

Christie said the indecision does not stem from any dislike for the job, and didn’t mention at all the possibility of being asked by the presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to be his running mate.

“I’ve never had a better job in my life,” he said about being governor.

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"Christie’s method for coping with scandal has been more complicated. In January, the seemingly-local issue of lane closings on the George Washington Bridge, which created a massive traffic jam in the Hudson River town of Fort Lee, became one of national interest when it was revealed that one of Christie’s closest staffers had ordered them—for what looked like political retribution against a Democratic mayor. The scandal was quickly dubbed 'Bridgegate,' and unfortunately for Christie, it played into his reputation as a bully. Christie's response was to act unlike himself: humble." - Olivia Nuzzi

- The Daily Beast

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