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Wed Jun 24, 2015, 12:23 PM

78. So Christie Is Going To Take The Plunge....

and run for President. Well this should be funnier than back-to-back Seinfeld reruns every night. Why does this remind me of Gomez Addams' train set?

Christie could make formal 2016 announcement next week, report says

Gov. Chris Christie, who has been widely expected to seek the Republican Party's nomination for president in 2016, could make a formal announcement as early as next week, according to a published report.

The governor is in the final stages of launching a campaign and might toss his hat ring that soon, Politico reported Tuesday evening, citing several unnamed sources. A spokeswoman for Christie's 2016 political action committee, Samantha Smith, declined to comment.

Christie has long said he would make a decision by the end of June whether to seek the GOP nomination. But he's stopped short of declaring publicly whether he'd make a formal announcement by then.

However, the governor isn't expected to rollout an announcement until he signs a budget. Lawmakers in the Democratic-controlled state Legislature could send Christie a budget as soon as Thursday. The governor has until July 1 to sign a spending plan.

Christie has sent clear signals in recent weeks he's intent on joining the crowded Republican field on a White House bid.

The governor crisscrossed the country last year fundraising for the GOP and building relationships with party officials outside of New Jersey as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Since handing over the reins after a successful chairmanship, Christie continued his out-of-state trips that have included a number of stops — and his signature town hall meetings — in early-voting states like New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina.

In April, First Lady Mary Pat Christie resigned from her lucrative Wall Street job. Since then, she's been a frequent staple during her husband's trips to the first-in-the-nation presidential voting state of New Hampshire.

Earlier this month, Maria Comella, the longest serving member of the governor's senior staff, jumped from the administration to Christie's 2016 PAC. Although he disputed it at the time, the move of his trusted aide was widely seen as another clear signal that Christie had made up his mind on a White House bid.

Christie's PAC also doubled the size of its staff in New Hampshire this month. The group added two full-time staffers — bringing the total to four.


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