Christie: Scandal Hasn't Altered Political Plans
FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2014 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks in Manahawkin, N.J. This is a year of auditioning, positioning, networking and just plain hard work for people who are considering running for president in 2016. You could see them stirring in 2013 as they plugged holes in resumes, took preliminary steps to build potential campaign organizations and made carefully calibrated moves to get better known by Americans generally and key constituencies in particular. Most _ but not all _ are ticking off items on what could be called the presidential prep checklist. And they�ve got baggage to deal with. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
Updated at 4:21 PM EST on Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014
Gov. Chris Christie says he has not ruled out running for president in 2016 despite his aides' involvement in a traffic-blocking plot that has engulfed his administration.
Christie said on his monthly TownSquare Media radio show Wednesday that he's made no decisions about his political future.
He says that nothing that has happened "would make me think any differently about my ability to pursue that job or to perform in it."
The 51-year-old was considered an early front-runner for the Republican nomination, but his ranking has slipped since the scandal broke.
Christie says he did not know about the political payback plot orchestrated by his aides, who blocked traffic near the George Washington Bridge apparently to punish a Democratic adversary.
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Published at 9:11 PM EST on Mar 26, 2014
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