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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, R, offered a hint that he might pass on a run for the presidency in 2016 to see through his second term as governor.

"You asked me, and I accepted, the task of leading this state for eight years, not four years, and no one I can assure you ever told me or anybody on my team that it was going to be easy," he said Thursday at an event promoting Superstorm Sandy recovery.