Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Gov: Bridgegate Won’t Impact Prez Run [POLL/VIDEO/AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie is definitely mulling a run for president in 2016. He confirmed that Wednesday at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation 2014 Fiscal Summit in Washington, D.C.

Gov. Chris Christie
Win McNamee, Getty Images

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Bob Schieffer of CBS was the moderator for the governor’s portion of the program and asked Christie if he’s still thinking about running for president, and when would he make the final decision.

“Yes, and later,” Christie said.

The governor was then asked if he thought the Bridgegate scandal would hurt him down the road, should he seek higher office.

“As far as the impact on my political future I think it will have none, because I didn’t do anything,” Christie said. “I saw President Clinton backstage before. I’m not the first chief executive who had someone on their staff do something they didn’t know something about that they disapproved of, and later had to fire them.”

Christie said the residents of the Garden State judge him on his record, and should he decide to run for president, he thinks the American public would do the same.

With an $807 million state budget hole to close in the next six weeks and the same amount of time to pass a spending plan for the next fiscal year, the governor was also asked if the Bridgegate scandal could have an impact on meeting budget challenges with a Democrat-controlled legislature.

“It won’t have any impact upon the budget problems because we have a constitutional requirement to fix them,” Christie said.


2014 Fiscal Summit: Governor Chris Christie from David Sawyer on Vimeo.

Best of NJ101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.