TRENTON - (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he didn't try to start a feud with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.
Speaking during his monthly call-in show on TownSquare Media on Wednesday, Christie said he was simply answering a question last week about his views on a National Security Agency program before Paul criticized him.
Christie says "it was never about Sen. Paul until Sen. Paul tried to make it about me."
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Christie was asked if he would have a beer and talk things through with the senator, who like Christie is seen as a possible presidential candidate in 2016.
Christie says he's too busy for that to be a priority. But that if he's in Washington, "I'll look him up."
The two Republicans have exchanged verbal barbs since last week.