Usually when asked about running for president in 2016, Gov. Chris Christie gives some sort of dismissive response. He was a bit more muted on Monday.

Governor Christie makes flood elevation grants announcement in Keansburg. (Governor's Office)

Christie was asked by a reporter if he was still a viable candidate in the wake of Bridgegate.

"Who knows? I don't know," he replied.

While we can't read too much into his answer, Christie remains a powerful figure in the GOP picture.

Following Monday's event in Keansburg, he once again hit the road to continue a hectic nationwide fundraising schedule this summer.

His stops include Iowa, a critical state in the presidential primary process.