Christie Says His Family on Board With Bid


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says his family is now on board if he decides to run for president in 2016.

“This is about me now,” Christie told reporters of his decision-making process, his wife at his side. “Mary Pat and the children are completely supportive if this is something I want to do.” Earlier Tuesday, he addressed an event at Saint Anselm College.

“You have to decide, is this what you want to do with the next 10 years of your life?” he said. “And so no one should make that decision lightly. And I’m on my own time schedule to make that decision.

“But the time will end this month and I’ll make a decision and then we’ll either be in or we won’t.”

The governor has four children, two still living at home. He has long joked about how his college-aged daughter was concerned about the prospect of Secret Service agents following her around campus. But he’s also said his family would not have veto power over his decision.