Christie talks more openly about a possible presidential run

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is talking more openly about a potential White House run.

Christie said during his monthly “Ask the Governor” radio program Thursday evening that he hasn’t yet made a decision. But he said the impact on his family weighs enormously on him.

Christie’s comments come as he appears closer to launching a presidential bid and following moves by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

He says he won’t let them determine his timeframe and urged his backers to relax.

Christie has been traveling across the country attending inauguration events for Republican governors he helped elect as chair of the Republican Governors Association.

He was in South Carolina on Wednesday and is scheduled to travel to Iowa on Friday.