Christie Won’t Resign RGA Post

Despite problems with scandal, home-state governance.

Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has no plans to resign his role as president of the Republican Governors Association, despite some of his recent problems. reports:

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.