NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie has a message for one of his potential rivals in the 2016 presidential contest: toughen up.

Sen., Rand Paul, R-Ky. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Christie remarked Wednesday evening during his monthly "Ask the Governor" call-in radio show that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was "getting particularly sensitive" over the pair's disagreement over the value of the Patriot Act.

Christie had previously blamed "misguided ideologues" in the Senate for failing to extend the act, parts of which are set to expire at the end of the month.

Paul said earlier this week during an appearance on Fox News that Christie's comment wasn't very nice.

Christie says his comments weren't meant to be personal. He says if Paul thinks it's not nice to disagree, he's probably in the wrong race.

Christie says he'll make a decision in June.

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