Political advisers to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are exploring how fast it would take to setup a campaign should the governor decide to make a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, The New York Times reported on Saturday.
The advisers, many of whom worked on the 2008 presidential campaign of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, are looking into the logistical and financial challenges of starting a presidential campaign less than 100 days before voting begins in primaries and caucuses.
While Christie has repeatedly denied being interested in running for president, intense pressure has mounted in recent days. Prominent Republicans including Rupert Murdoch, Henry Kissinger, Nancy Reagan, and William Kristol have all reportedly urged Christie to run.