Chris Christie Not Running for President

October 4, 2011 Updated Oct 4, 2011 at 11:33 AM EDT

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Chris Christie Not Running for President

October 4, 2011 Updated Oct 4, 2011 at 11:33 AM EDT

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will not run for president, according to the New York Times.

The Times, citing two associates of Christie, said he will not pursue the Republican nomination.

Christie, who was elected New Jersey governor in 2009, is expected to make the news official at a news conference later Tuesday.

Read the New York Times story HERE.