Christie in Newark on re-election: 'I don't want to make an emotional decision'
By Max Pizarro | November 16th, 2012 - 2:35pm
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NEWARK – It was a lump in the throat moment for Gov. Chris Christie as he stood in the city of his birth three years and 12 days after his postelection day tour of the city.

Reporters were probably thinking the same thing, or so it seemed to hear some of the questions later: here was a perfect opportunity to catch the governor off guard and let him announce his intention to run for re-election next year.

Christie didn’t bite.

Hurricane Sandy affected his decision regarding re-election only to the degree, he said, “that I haven’t had the time to think about it.”

“I’ve been pretty busy,” Christie said, in reference to Sandy. “When I feel like I have the space in my mind to think about my future… (he will think about it, consult his wife), and make a decision.”

“I don’t dawdle,” he added. “But I don’t want to make an emotional decision.”

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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

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