Chris Christie 2012 Decision: New Jersey Governor Reportedly Not Running
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is holding a press conference in his home state on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. ET. It is widely expected that Christie will announce he will not seek his party's presidential nomination in 2012.
The Star Ledger reports:
Today's press conference was called through the governor's office, setting off speculation by some that he will not announce a run for president today, and does not list a specific topic. It is not unusual for Christie to announce press conferences without including the subject matter.
National Review Online reported on Tuesday morning that according to New Jersey Republicans, Christie will not jump into the race for the White House.
Amid speculation that he could run for president last year, the Republican governor attempted to combat the buzz by saying, "Short of suicide, I don't really know what I'd have to do to convince you people that I'm not running." Nevertheless, as the race for the Republican presidential nomination heats up, talk about Christie's political ambitions continues to make headlines.
UPDATE: Jonathan Karl at ABC News reports that a source says Christie will not vie for the White House in 2012, though the New Jersey governor has reconsidered his plans for the next election cycle in recent weeks.
Below, a video mash-up capturing the build-up of speculation on any plans Christie may or may not have for 2012.