BROOKSIDE, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie says he'll discuss his potential presidential bid with his family over the holidays, then make a decision soon after that.

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Christie made the comments Wednesday while speaking to a group of students at Mendham Township Middle School. He says he wants to talk about the issue when his oldest kids are both home from college.

Christie says he'll likely make his decision early next year.

The comments came a day after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced that he would "actively explore" his own potential campaign. Christie and Bush appeal to many of the same donors and Bush's entry puts pressure on Christie to speed up his own timeline.

The school is one of the state's 2014 National Blue Ribbon Award winners.


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