Christie: I would rather die than be a senator

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Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:49 AM
Christie: I would rather die than be a senator

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he'd rather die than become a U.S. senator.

The Republican governor told an NAACP audience Saturday that he'd rather drown himself in the Potomac River than serve as a senator from his state. He said he would be bored to death in a chamber with 99 other people, asking for motions on amendments in subcommittees.

Christie is weighing a run for the White House in 2016. His remarks came during a keynote address at the civil rights group's New Jersey State Convention as he discussed how he'll never run for office in New Jersey again.

Christie talked about defying political expectations by finding common ground with the group on issues like overhauling the bail system.

It was his first keynote in front of the group as governor.