The impact of Christie not being the VP candidate

    Now that we officially know Gov. Chris Christie will not be on the Mitt Romney ticket as the VP candidate, the immediate future for the N.J. governor is unclear.

    NJ Spotlight writer Mark Magyar reports that privately Republican Party leaders in New Jersey were relieved to hear that Congressman Paul Ryan was selected as the VP candidate, knowing that Christie’s consistently high poll ratings makes him a solid favorite for reelection.

    How do you think the choice of Ryanas the Republican VP candidate willaffect Gov. Christie’s 2013 plans?Tell us in the comments below.

    On the other side, Democrats who are considering a race for the governorship next year will now have to plan for the possibility of going up against Christie.

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    There’s also been speculation of the possibility of Christie taking a position on Romney’s administration, such as the U.S. Attorney General, if the Republican candidate were to win the election.

    The Associated Press reports Christie supported the decision to add Ryan to the ticket. In a statement released Saturday by the Romney campaign, Christie said the addition of Ryan makes “a team that understands the economic stagnation our country has been facing the last four years and the urgency with which we need to change course.”

    As of now, it’s unclear what Christie has planned for next year and how it will include New Jersey.

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