October 1st, 2014
09:36 AM ET

Gov. Christie: 'I Really Haven't Decided' on 2016 Presidential Run

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is speaking out on addiction, his weight loss and his prospects for running for president in 2016.

In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash, Christie says the war on drugs has not worked, he continues to struggle with his weight, and he hasn't made up his mind yet about the Oval Office.

All this as the governor showed his compassionate side speaking at an event aimed to destigmatize drug addiction at the church where Whitney Houston, an addict who lost her battle, grew up in Newark, New Jersey.

"I care about people no matter what stage of life they're at, no matter what circumstance they're confronted with," he told Bash.

Christie wants to put nonviolent drug offenders in treatment, not jail.

As for his own health, the politician says while he still struggles with his weight, he's "doing well now and wants to continue doing well."

Getting healthy is about his family, he says, not running for president ... though that is on his mind.

Christie says he'll make a decision after the first of the year, though for now: "I really haven't decided."


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