Christie ‘back to work’ following failed bid for GOP nomination
Now that his bid for the GOP presidential nomination has officially come to an end, Gov. Chris Christie said that while he's disappointed, he and his family have gone back to "doing what they do" now that he's off the campaign trail.
Christie said on NJ 101.5's Ask The Governor program that he and his family were "disappointed" that the New Hampshire primary and his race for the White House didn't go better.
"It was never what our whole life was about. It was not what I wanted to do my entire life, so I got back to work," Christie said, adding that he received numerous phone calls from supporters after he announced that he was dropping out of the race.
"A lot of the phone calls you get it's like you're at your own wake," Christie said. "But we're all fine. Everybody is back to doing what we all do."
He said he was grateful for the support he received while campaigning.
"I feel incredibly indebted to the people of NJ who gave me an opportunity to do this. I enjoyed every minute of doing this," Christie told host Eric Scott during the show. "As we've said from the beginning, only one person leaves this thing happy."
Christie said he was disappointed with the results of the New Hampshire primary election, especially since he received a great deal of support in that state "from hard-working Republican grassroots folks to high ranking political officials."
After his disappointing loss in New Hampshire, Christie said he planned to return to the Garden State "without an ounce of regret."
Christie, who had been criticized by New Jerseyans for the amount of time he’s spent out-of-state on the campaign trail, particularly in New Hampshire, acknowledged that the loss was tough but said he had no regrets.
“I have both won elections that I was supposed to lose, and I’ve lost elections I was supposed to win,” Christie said the night of the primary. “We leave New Hampshire tonight without an ounce of regret.”
Would he do it again?
"Who knows? I've learned in this life that u never say absolutely not to anything," the governor said.
Toniann Antonelli is the digital managing editor for news at NJ 101.5. Reach her at email@example.com, or on Twitter @ToniRadio1015.