Gov. Chris Christie (NJ-R) endorses Mitt Romney for president

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By Marty Twelves

Just one week after announcing that he would not run for president, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie endorsed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for the job.

Christie praised Romney’s experience in both the private and public sectors and called his choice an “easy decision.” The announcement came at a good time for the former Massachusetts governor, who has had his initial frontrunner status challenged by Texas governor Rick Perry and more recently by pizza mogul Herman Cain.

Many within the Republican party had hoped for Gov. Christie to throw his hat in the ring for next year’s election, but he announced his decision to not run a week ago.

“America cannot survive another four years of Barack Obama, and Mitt Romney’s the man we need to lead America and we need him now,” Christie said.

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