TRENTON - Despite numerous denials, several publications have reported Gov. Chris Christie's interest in making a bid for the White House.

The New York Post, Newsmax and Politico say that the New Jersey governor is having second thoughts.

On Thursday, Christie spoke at Rider University and said that he was not considering the option.

"It's gotta be something that you and your family really believes is not only the right thing to do, but I think you must do at the right time in your life for both you and your country,? Christie said. "For me, the answer was, it isn't."

Christie heads to California, Louisiana and Missouri this week for several political fundraisers.