New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie commended President Barack Obama's performance in the third presidential debate on Monday, then tempered his praise by saying a commander in chief is expected to be well-versed in foreign policy.

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Christie says the 90-minute face-off between Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney was no game-changer because both men did well.

The governor, who frequently campaigns for Romney, was asked to assess the debate and opine on the status of the presidential contest while talking to reporters in New Brunswick after announcing HIV/AIDS grants on Tuesday.

Like many pollsters, Christie calls the race "a dead-even dog fight" and says the result will be based on turnout.

The first-term Republican says he's still sifting through requests for campaign appearances in the final 10 days of the race.

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