11/05/2014 10:55 am ET Updated Nov 05, 2014

Chris Christie: I'll Decide On A 2016 Run 'Sometime Next Year'

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who also acts as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, visited CNN Wednesday morning to speak on the GOP's massive success in the midterm elections.

But now that the 2014 election season is over, CNN's Alisyn Camerota wanted to find out more about Christie's plans for the 2016 presidential race.

"We don't get to breathe, huh?" Christie said.

Camerota asked the governor what his timing might be for a decision on a presidential run.

"You know, sometime next year. Sometime next year," Christie said. "There's no rush in making this kind of decision. I think there's no reason to rush a decision as important as this. You know, I've said it all along. There's three questions I'll ask myself, is it right for me, is it right for my family, is it right for my country? And if I don't answer yes to all three, I won't run, and if I do answer yes to all three, then I will."

"I'll make this decision based on my own timetable and not on anybody else's, because it's just too important a decision," Christie added. "It's life-changing and you don't make that decision overnight."

Watch Christie on CNN above.



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