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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, introduces Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a fundraising event in Parsippany, N.J., Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, introduces Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a fundraising event in Parsippany, N.J., Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)  

Christie: I’d consider being Romney’s vice president

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seems to be budging from his statement last year that, “If the vice-presidency is offered to me, I will turn it down.”

Christian Heinze of the website GOP12 notes that Christie, the popular sharp-tongued Republican who endorsed Mitt Romney’s candidacy for president, is now singing a different tune when asked about being on the GOP ticket in 2012. (RELATED: More on Chris Christie)

“If Gov. Romney were to come and talk to me about it, I would listen because I love my party enough and I love my country enough to listen,” Christie said on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday.

As Heinze reported on Monday, Christie last year said, “Can you see me as somebody’s vice president? I mean, who would be that poor guy? You know, I just don’t think that my personality is necessarily suited to being No. 2.”

Christie last year opted against a presidential run of his own despite strong urging from donors and high-profile Republicans to get in the race.

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