TRENTON - (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he willnot seek the White House in 2012 and says "now is not my time."

Christie said Tuesday he felt an obligation to reconsider hisrepeated statements he would not make a White House run. Partyleaders in recent weeks have lobbied him to re-evaluate thatposition and he spent the weekend considering a late entry into thefield.

He says he wants to remain governor of New Jersey - but isn'truling out a future White House run.

If he had run, he would have faced a challenge to quicklyassemble a campaign just three months before voting begins.

The blunt governor also told his constituents: "whether youlike it or not, you're stuck with me."