Christie: ‘Wrong to Leave Now’

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks during a news conference at at fire house, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Middletown, N.J. Christie announced he will seek re-election to a second term. Christie says he want New Jerseyans to know that he's "in this for the long haul" as he leads the state's recovery from Superstorm Sandy.  The election is scheduled for November 2013. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced on Monday that he will be seeking reelection in 2013, saying he is dually focused on winning the governor’s race and rebuilding his state after the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. “It would be wrong for me to leave now,” Christie said. “We have a job to do. This job won’t be finished by next year.” Christie has long been considered a strong contender for the White House in 2016—although some Republicans blamed him for Mitt Romney’s defeat after he praised President Obama’s rebuilding efforts immediately after the storm. As for his reelection, he wins every hypothetical match-up, including against popular Newark mayor, Cory Booker.

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