New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that it's not the right time for him to run for president, ending months of speculation that he may step in to stir up the GOP race.
Donors and others in the Republican Party tried to convince Christie to run for the nomination.
"What I felt was the right decision remains the right decision. Today is not my time," Christie said.
"I have a commitment to New Jersey that I simply will not abandon," he added. "That's the promise I made to the people of this state when I took office 20 months ago."
CBN News Chief Political Correspondent David Brody gave analysis of Christie's decision and the current GOP candidates. Click play to watch.
Christie has become popular with some GOP party members for his blunt talk and accomplishments in office.
He was elected in a Democratic state, cutting New Jersey's budget and capping property tax hikes.
Christie said he hasn't ruled out a future run at the White House.