Chris Christie born to run
POSTED: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 6:33pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 8:52am
(CNN) — New Jersey voters cast their ballots on Tuesday.
Polls show Governor Chris Christie holds a massive lead over his democratic challenger.
It's an election that could put Christie in solid position for a potential white house run -- and could have a big impact on the future of the Republican party.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is on an eight day 90 stop bus tour across his state despite impending victory.
But his real message to New Jersey voters might as well be to republicans across the country.
"Imagine that on one night in our history, the whole country is looking to New Jersey for leadership," said Governor Chris Christie
The latest poll shows him doubling up on his opponent, a state senator the national Democratic Party gave up on months ago.
"The whole country's watching. They're dispirited about the way government works, they look at the mess in Washington, DC. And that will send a loud and clear message to those knuckleheads in Washington, DC," he said in an interview with News 12 New Jersey
Christie's fans on the right are building up this year's election as a preview of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Something the brash former prosecutor is openly considering.
"I can do this job and also deal with my future, and that's exactly what I will do," Christie said.
Next year, Christie will run the Republican Governors Association, a fundraising organization other prominent republican governors have used to develop a national base as they gear up for a presidential bid, like Mitt Romney did.
"Chris could easily become our nominee and save our party and get our country back on track again. They don't come better than Chris Christie."
Some conservatives criticize Christie for embracing president Obama a year ago for the super storm sandy recovery.
But Christie dismisses that, urges republicans to work with democrats, and is going out of his way to build support among women and Hispanics.
He brought just two out-of-state republicans to campaign with him this fall: Rudy Giuliani, and New Mexico governor Susana Martinez.
"She's a Republican governor of a blue state just like me, working with Democrats on the other side of the aisle to get things done and sticking to our principles," he said.