NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he won’t rush to make up his mind about whether to run for the White House, and said Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s first-out-the-gate announcement is not a factor in his timing.
Speaking on his monthly radio show, the Republican governor said there are “still things I’m working through and talking to my family about.” He said he expects to make a decision in late spring to early summer. Cruz became the first major 2016 contender to declare himself a candidate earlier Monday.
Christie has been traveling across the county, meeting potential backers and raising money. He spent the weekend hobnobbing with big-money donors in Florida and will be attending fundraisers in Philadelphia and Texas later this week.