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Christie Willing to ‘Listen’ to Romney VP Offer

South Plainfield, N.J. — Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey is open to being tapped as Mitt Romney’s running mate. At a town-hall meeting this afternoon, he played down his chances of being selected but expressed a willingness to “listen,” should Romney ask him to be on the ticket. “There is only one person in my party who gets to make that decision and that’s Governor Romney,” he said. “If Governor Romney comes to me and wants to talk about it, I’ll always listen.”

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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