Chris Christie: Next President 'Is Going to Be a Governor'

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering of medical professionals and media at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, on Oct. 7, in New Brunswick, N.J.Mel Evans / AP

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's not spending time thinking about a White House bid yet, but he does have an idea of what kind of job experience the next president should have.

And it sounds a little bit like his own.

"I am convinced that the next president of the United States is going to be a governor, and it needs to be," the Republican governor said at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event Tuesday. "We have had the experiment of a legislator who's never run anything getting on-the-job training in the White House. It has not been pretty."

Christie added that Republicans "need to have a big and broad bench of good, experienced Republican governors to select from in 2016."

- Carrie Dann