GOP source: Christie won't seek 2012 Republican presidential nomination
October 4th, 2011
10:47 AM ET

GOP source: Christie won't seek 2012 Republican presidential nomination

[Updated at 10:47 a.m. ET]  Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has decided not to seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, according to a GOP source in New Jersey.

[Posted at 10:02 a.m. ET] New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to announce his decision about whether he will run for president at at a 1 p.m. news conference, two GOP sources tell CNN's John King.

This story is developing. We'll bring you the latest information as soon as we get it.

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  1. Mark L.

    Personally, I think Lou Christie would make a better candidate for President than Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. And for those that either do not know, or are too young to remember who Lou Christie is, he was a legendary pop star of the 1960's, especially with his # 1 hit in December 1965, "Lightnin' Strikes"...{:o)

    October 4, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jj

    doesnt matter what everyone thinks about him he is not running... the GOP have 2012 in the bag. thank you Obomba 🙂

    October 4, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angel

      No thank you Boehner, Bachman, Rand Paul, and Cantor, President Obama will be in for another 4, without Boehner and cantor and the rest of the middle class destroyers. Bye to the republican party hello new world without the destructive Parties that want their cake and eat it too. No free rides for the wealthy and hello freedom from tyranny.
      President Obama free from the party of supporting th wealthy. Cry Cry Baby. The middle class has a new leash on life and it is called Middle class rules.

      October 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Angel

    Lunch was nice. Hope yours was pleasant also. It was good getting to visit the family. Hopefully the trolls are gone now

    October 4, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angel

      Not me. Lunch wa nice troll but get your own name.

      October 4, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    AGATHA Christie would be a better choice...
    In fact, she's be a better candidate than anyone the GOP/TP has to offer...

    October 4, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    lmao @ jj the only thing the gop got in the bag is the same ole pile of crap they been tryin 2 feed us 4 years! they shoved it down our throats with g.w. when they stole the election! it dont work no more we aint buyin it!

    October 4, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angel

      You go girl. And the biggest pieces of crap are Boehner and Cantor.

      October 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. leeintulsa

    Lol.. Oh, there's something in the bag.. Mommy?! Mommy!!

    October 4, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. George Patton

    Maybe Chris Christie should run just to give Mitt Romney a run for his money since it appears at this time that Romney has it all but sewed up anyway. On the other hand, if Mitt Romney wants to keep us in the Middle East in order to convert the people there from Islam to the Mormon faith, I'd be far more forgiving of our current policies there. The current policy is just to conquer and occupy these contries just to exploit their natural resources and that's just plum wrong!!!

    October 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. clearmind

    Regardless of anything the Republicans have nothing Romney is just a tgalking head, nothing to say but what he thinks he should say depending on who he is talking to. Perry is done. Bachmann doesnt have a clear idea of what she believes in.Rick Santorum for some reason is just not able to present himself as anything but a too old fashioned and a stuffed shirt. Herman Cain is the only man who could say anything about Obama without being called a racist. a white person doesnt stand a chance

    October 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jj

    i stand by what i say shoe in 62percent!

    October 5, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. Andreas Moser

    Neither will I. Is this news?

    October 5, 2011 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  11. chillipepper

    He had a fat chance of winning anyway. He would just try to push his weight around not much else

    October 6, 2011 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
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