Christie wishes he had weight-loss surgery sooner
TRENTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's healthy more than two years after he had weight-loss surgery.
Speaking in a taped interview broadcast Thursday on NBC's "Today" show, Christie said the surgery was the best thing he's ever done for his health and the governor wished he had done it sooner.
Christie did not say how much weight he has lost or provide any numbers from his medical tests.
But the governor said his cardiologist has contributed to the political action committee that Christie formed as he considers running for president.
Christie's wife Mary Pat is not sure if she'll take a leave of absence from her Wall Street job if he seeks the Republican nomination for president and said it would be a tough decision.
Her husband called it a "big sacrifice" and said his wife's career is important to her. The governor says it would not be a requirement if he decides to run for president.
The couple's 2013 tax returns showed Christie and his wife made just under $700,000. His salary as governor was $175,000. The bulk of the income came from her job as a director at an investment advising firm.
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