On this week's edition of Political Bytes Statehouse reporter Kevin McArdle and I look at the affect Ted Cruz's announcement that he will run as a candidate in the Republican Primary would have on Governor Christie's decision to run for president.

We also look at Governor Chrsitie's call for pension reform and whether he will get the Democrats to the bargaining table to discuss the topic or whether this will just call for the pension payment.

Senator Menendez is reportedly days or weeks away from an indictment. That indictment could have interesting political ramifications if the senator is pushed out of office. We take a look at all of the variables that could happen if Senator Menendez is forced to leave office.

Watch this week's Political Bytes video above.