Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Christie watch: Not running

Chris Christie won't run for president in 2012 - Politico

Christie has scheduled a 1 p.m. press conference in his state’s capital, where he’s expected to announce that he will not seek the presidency. Two sources said he has started informing people of his decision in advance of his Trenton press conference. “He is not running,” said a fundraiser informed of the decision. “Mary Pat and the gov just called tier one [donor] group to say he was out.”

Sources: Christie’s Out - National Review Online

It’s Official: Chris Christie is Not Running for President - Pajamas Media

Moments ago, NJ Gov. Chris Christie announced that he would not run for president in 2012. Citing his loyalty and commitment to the people of New Jersey, Christie said that with so many serious people asking him, he seriously considered running but that “now is not my time.” Adding that “New Jersey, whether you like it or not, you’re stuck with me,” Gov. Christie reaffirmed his goal of fixing the state, which faces a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall and intransigent union forces.