By JOSH MARGOLIN in New York and S.A. MILLER, New York Post
After months of hedging, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is giving serious thought to jumping into the ring for a GOP presidential run — and could make his decision next week, The Post has learned.
The announcement may come as soon as Monday, said sources familiar with Christieâ€™s thinking.
The renewed consideration about a White House run came after prodding this week from some Republicans he idolizes, including former First Lady Nancy Reagan, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and former President George W. Bush, sources said.
â€œItâ€™s more than just flattering,â€ a source close to Christie said, adding they helped convince Christie that he not only could win, but that he has what it takes to be president.
Only the pugnacious, popular Christie could pull off such a complete 180 from his blustering denial of interest less than a year ago.
â€œShort of suicide, I donâ€™t really know what Iâ€™d have to do to convince you people that Iâ€™m not running. Iâ€™m not running!â€ Christie thundered on Nov. 4, 2010.
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