Gov. Christie's weight comes under debate

October 1, 2011

Gov. Christie has long said he won't run in 2012. But those close to the governor, say he is rethinking his stance.

With filing deadlines in primary states just weeks away, an announcement will have to come fast.

Along with his impending decision, his weight is also making headlines.

Some critics say that Gov. Christie would set a bad example in a country, where one-third of adults and 17 percent of children are obese.

"I just look in the mirror and go ok I've got to get healthier," Gov. Christie said in an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer.

Those closest to Gov. Christie say aside from his weight, he's otherwise healthy and would have no trouble keeping up on the campaign trail.

Other supporters believe that his weight could help him connect more with voters, who are waging their own battle of the bulge.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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