New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday he will not seek the Republican nomination for President, according to nj.com.
In a jammed Statehouse news conference, Christie said, “What I felt was the right decision remains the right decision. Today is not my time. I will not abandon my commitment to New Jersey.”
Over the past several months, Christie has repeatedly said he would not seek the nomination only to have aides and advisers drop hints that he might run.
Christie, who has earned the adoration of both mainstream Republicans and the more conservative Tea Party wing, was viewed by some pundits and strategists as the best chance the party had to vote President Barack Obama out of office, according to nj.com.