By Geneva Sands - 10/04/11 05:33 PM EDT
Christie said he felt an obligation to consider the requests for him to run for the presidency, and that he was grateful for the support and encouragement he received to get into the race.
"In the end, what I've always felt was the right decision, remains the right decision today. Now is not my time," he said.
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