Posted: Thursday, 15 May 2014 11:17AM

Chris Christie Considering White House Run



ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Interviewed at an economic policy summit in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie confirmed that he was considering a run for the GOP nomination for president in 2016, but that any decision about his future will come "later."

Christie, whose office is the focus of a scandal involving the closing of lanes on the George Washington Bridge last summer, claims he's not worried about where the investigation might lead because "I didn't do anything."

Although there are both federal and state probes into the matter that could presumably waylay Christie's political ambitions, the governor told CBS News' Bob Schieffer that the controversy will wind up being a "footnote" if he enters the race for the White House in two years.

Christie also commented on other issues, including raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, saying he doesn't feel it will help to improve the economy.

As for the upcoming midterm elections, Christie believes that if Republicans wrest control of the Senate from Democrats, it would give President Obama an opportunity to move ahead on legislation concerning trade and other fiscal matters that he currently can't pass due to objections from his own party.


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