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Former N.J. Gov. Tom Kean Reports Christie 'Seriously' Considering Presidential Run

4:12 PM, Sep 26, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
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There's been a lot of speculation about whether Chris Christie will decide to run for president now that Rick Perry is slipping in the polls. This report from former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean might be the most concrete evidence yet that Christie may run:

Former New Jersey governor Tom Kean, who has known Chris Christie since he was a teenager and remains an informal adviser, tells National Review Online that the governor is “very seriously” considering a presidential bid.

“It’s real,” Kean says. “He’s giving it a lot of thought. I think the odds are a lot better now than they were a couple weeks ago.”

On the other hand, shortly after National Review's report from Tom Kean, the Washington Times' Emily Miller reports on Twitter:

Chris Christie spokesman Rick Gorka: "He’s not running." Me: "Is he even considering it?" Gorka: "No."

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