Time has passed and with a bridge scandal long in the political rear-view mirror, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may be rethinking a White House bid, The Hill reported
Christie has deepened his investment in other candidates, hitting the road to stump in key Senate and governor's races, and also seems to be pondering a 2016 White House race as more evidence emerges that clears him in the fabled "Bridge Gate" — and as no clear presidential frontrunner emerges from the GOP.
Already Christie, who chairs the Republican Governor's Association, is looking more the part of dapper statesman, dropping 85 pounds after weight loss surgery and a healthier focus on his life.
As he hits up an increasing number of races, visiting at least a dozen states by the end of September including trips to key Senate race states, his popularity seems solid, The Hill noted. "It shows that Republicans in close races are not shying away from him as a surrogate and fundraiser," The Hill added of his undaunted image and power.
In Wisconsin, Christie will add his political star wattage Monday to the gubernatorial re-election bid of Wisconsin's Gov. Scott Walker, a counterbalance to first lady Michelle Obama who will also be on the Wisconsin stump for Democrat Mary Burke, Milwaukee's Fox 6 reported
Christie also showed up in Pennsylvania to campaign for Republican Gov. Tom Corbett who is running behind opponent Tom Wolfe, NJ.com reported
As he puts his time and energy hitting the road for others, Christie says he's taking his time before making a decision on running for president, NJ.com noted
"I’m thinking about it," Christie told one attendee at a town hall event he hosted in Ocean City in mid-August.
"It is an enormous decision to make not only for me, but my family," he said. "Probably by the end of this year or the beginning of next I’ll decide."
Even as buzz continues about a likely Democratic frontrunner and possible opponent, Hillary Clinton, Christie in characteristic aplomb seemed unfazed by her own political largess.
On a trade mission trip to Mexico earlier this month, the New Jersey governor responded to the former first lady's statement, reported in the International Business Times
, that she already has "a unique vantage point" on being president. Christie quipped: "Good for her."
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