According to published and broadcast reports, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is officially not running for president, despite repeated encouraging by Republican elites and major donors who remain unsatisfied with the presidential field and have refused for months to take no for an answer.
Christie's emphatic decision against jumping in the 2012 contest was reported by Fox News, as well as the Newark Star-Ledger, which quoted his brother Todd saying a run was not in consideration.
"I'm sure that he's not going to run," Todd Christie told the paper. "If he's lying to me, I'll be as stunned as I've ever been in my life."
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