Speculation that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reached new heights last week — and kept climbing over the weekend.
Many mainstream and business-minded Republicans who have never warmed to former Massachusetts Gov. MItt Romney and can’t see themselves supporting a candidate who called the Fed Chairman “almost treasonous,” among other things.
What we know is that Christie is seriously reconsidering his decision earlier this year to stay out of the race, seeing a big opening in the field right now. Sources also point to a final decision by the end of the week.
POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman reported Sunday night that the decision is now between Christie and his wife, and that he’s not likely to run.
The Wall Street Journal adds that Christie staffers and advisers spent the weekend confronting the challenges of organising a campaign this late in the season — and they are now more bearish on what they can achieve with so little time before Iowa and New Hampshire.
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