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Campaign 2012

Romney Says He'd Consider Christie as Running Mate


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, endorses Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, on Tuesday, Oct. 11.(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney didn’t promise him anything in exchange for his endorsement on Tuesday.

The two men appeared in an interview on NBC’s Today. While Christie shot down questions asking if he was promised a vice presidential spot on Romney's ticket, GOP front-runner Romney didn’t dissuade the running-mate rumors.


The former Massachusetts governor called Christie an “extraordinary person,” saying he was “delighted” to have his support. He said the two were “great friends” who agree on many issues.

Asked if Christie would be on his vice presidential short list, Romney said any GOP candidate would strongly consider the New Jersey governor for the position.

“The truth is, Governor Christie is one of the leading figures in the Republican Party, and of course anyone who becomes our nominee is going to look at people like Governor Christie and say, ‘Well, that would be a terrific person to have on the ticket,’” Romney said.

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