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Chris Christie’s 2013 Balancing Act [AUDIO]

Governing the State of New Jersey is tough enough without having to spend time campaigning to keep your job too, but that’s exactly what Governor Chris Christie will have to do this year.

Governor Chris Christie
Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen

Today, Christie gives the Townsquare News Network an exclusive look at how he plans to balance his job and his life in 2013.

“For me it’s going to be about running the state,” explains Christie. “I will do the things that I need to do to raise the money that I need to raise to have a campaign, but I’m going to forestall political activity for as long as I possibly can because I just have too many other things to do as Governor. People will not see these traditional balloon-dropping announcement events and bus tours to announce the candidacy. Everyone knows I’m running. I’ve said to my campaign, ‘We’re not doing any of that stuff.'”

The Governor says he has a job to do and if there’s anybody out there who is confused about whether he’s running or not they haven’t been listening to the radio or reading the newspapers.

Christie says, “We’re just going to do our job. That’s it. That’s what I’m here to do. There will come a point and I don’t know when that point will be when I will have to divide some of my time up into purely political activity. When that time comes, what it probably will mean is that I just extend my day. Instead of it being a 14 or 15 hour day it’s going to be a 16 or 18 hour day.”

The Governor acknowledges that such a grueling schedule will mean a lot less sleep and a little less time at home.

As for raising campaign cash, Team Christie is doing better than okay. Yesterday, the Christie campaign announced that it filed its fourth quarter report with the Election Law Enforcement Commission showing $2.139 million raised and a cash on hand of $2.08 million. Because of that fundraising success, the Governor’s re-election campaign has decided not to pursue matching funds for the primary election cycle.

“In response to Governor Christie’s decisive leadership and clear record of historic, bipartisan reform, we’ve seen an unprecedented level of financial support from donors across all 21 counties in New Jersey,” says Bill Palatucci, Christie’s top advisor and longtime political ally. “This positive reaction during such a short period of time only continues to grow daily which is why Governor Christie’s campaign has decided not to pursue matching funds for this primary election cycle.”

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