Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has no plans to resign his role as president of the Republican Governors Association, despite some of his recent problems.
Christie is facing budget woes spurred by a sluggish state economy which on Tuesday prompted him to announce major cutbacks to the state’s pension payments over the next two fiscal years, as well as a scandal over lane diversions at the George Washington Bridge that shows no signs of abating.
“Yeah, no,” the governor said with a smirk when asked if he had plans to step aside.
The RGA experienced record fundraising in the first quarter of 2014, raising ore than $23 million as Christie began what will be a year-long tour of the country stumping for Republican governors and candidates
It’s in that role —campaigner and fund-raiser, that’s keeping Christie’s 2016 presidential hopes alive.