Politico reports that Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) made a public announcement that he has decided not to seek the Republican presidential nomination.
“In the end, what I’ve always felt was the right decision remains the right decision today. Now is not my time. I have a commitment to the people of New Jersey that I simply will not abandon,” Christie said, speaking to reporters in Trenton. “People sent me to Trenton to get a job done, and I’m just not prepared to walk away.”
He went on to say that he wasn't interested in the vice-presidency either, and left the door open for an endorsement in the future.