Christie not ‘preoccupied’ with mulling 2016 White House bid

TRENTON – When asked how the George Washington Bridge controversy could affect a 2016 presidential bid on Thursday, Gov. Chris Christie again dismissed the opportunity to fully discuss the topic.

The governor told reporters he’s too busy with Garden State issues and has not given any thought to a White House bid, or how the GWB controversy could affect a future run.

“I am not preoccupied with that job,” Christie said. “I am preoccupied with this one and, as you can tell, I’ve got plenty on my plate.”

Christie made the comments during a news conference in the wake of the controversy in which he announced firing a top staffer and distancing himself from his former campaign manager and long-time advisor.

Christie not ‘preoccupied’ with mulling 2016 White House bid