Now that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has announced he won't run in the Republican presidential primary, the field is pretty much set, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said Tuesday.

"There will be a natural, I think, turn toward the existing candidates and I think the table is set. And I’m very comfortable with where we are in the race. I think we’ll show very well with the electorate," Bachmann said according to the Des Moines Register.

Despite repeatedly stressing that he wasn't going to jump into the race speculation continued that Christie might join the Republican field. But on Tuesday he finally put those rumors to rest while, in the process, admitting that he had given a run a second thought.

"Over the last few weeks, I’ve thought long and hard about this decision," Christie said at a press conference in Trenton, New Jersey. "In the end, what I’ve always felt was the right decision remains the right decision today. Now is not my time."

Bachmann said that at this point in the 2012 presidential race, it's difficult for any more possible contenders to enter the presidential race.

"That’s a difficult thing to do. At this point to be able to set up a campaign from scratch and be able to enter is very difficult," Bachmann said.

The most widely touted name who is yet to make a decision on a presidential run is probably former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) who has said there's still time to enter the race and she's still mulling whether to jump in.