As the reaction and speculation pours in after Jeb Bush's announcement this week, one issue between he and Gov. Chris Christie is that they are too much alike.

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While their political styles are different, their appeal to the GOP masses and money men crossover, and Bush polls better.

Christie spent the last year as the head of the Republican Governor's Association trying to gather the top donors to his side, but many will abandon him for Bush if Jeb does officially decide to run for president.

They also both lay claim to a broad coalition of support among women and minority voters.

Christie said this week that he plans to discuss running for president with his family over the holidays.