Report: Christie Weighs Bid For RNC Chair

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Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may be considering a run for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee.

According to Politico, Christie spoke to senior members of Donald Trump’s presidential transition team and claimed to be interested in the job, said three sources with knowledge about the discussion.

Christie, who initially headed up the Trump transition team as its chairman, was later replaced by Vice President-elect Mike Pence to manage transition team matters.

Christie told The Wall Street Journal Tuesday he intends to finish out his term in the governor’s office in Trenton until January 2018. He is term limited out, so he will not be seeking reelection.

I am telling you that I am completing my term,” he said. “I’m not going anywhere.”

The race to succeed Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who is expected to step down from the post in January 2017 after six years to become White House chief of staff, may also include other names. Some other Republicans being floated as possibilities are Carly Fiorina, Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Ronna Romney McDaniel, among others.

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