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Christie: No, I’m Not Going to Jump Into Presidential Race Now

There’s been plenty of chatter about a new candidate entering the Republican race if Mitt Romney loses Michigan to Rick Santorum. Chris Christie said again this morning he had no intention of joining the race last minute.

“I’m supporting Mitt Romney and I’m going to do everything I can to make sure he wins the nomination and is going to become president come January 2013,” Christie said on Good Morning America.

“I don’t know how many times I have to say it.  The answer is no,” he added.

Asked about Santorum’s Satan comments, Christie said it was fair game to bring them up.

“Listen, I think anything you say as a presidential candidate is relevant,” he said. “It is by definition relevant. You’re asking to be president of the United States. I don’t think [Santorum’s] right about that. I think it is relevant what he says. I think people want to make an evaluation, a complete evaluation of anyone who asks to sit in the Oval Office.”

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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