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I miss about the fact that I would not want to present.
But I was clear.
No matter how many times I was asked the question.
For me the answer was never anything but no.
-- job here in New Jersey is my passion.
Of always -- that works that I feel like the luckiest guy in the world have this job.
I'm doing the job that I love.
In this state I grew up in on behalf of some of the toughest.
And greatest people in this country.
Was -- until recently that I pause.
To really reflect on my decision.
We have serious people from across the spectrum.
Not the -- -- from all across the country.
Actually calling on you to do something as consequential.
As running for president of the United States.
I felt an obligation.
Earnestly considered -- Together with Mary pat are children.
I believe had an obligation.
To seriously consider.
What people were asking me to do.
I'll always be grateful for their confidence -- me.
Over the last few weeks off fought long and hard about this decision of -- worthy options I've listened to so many people.
They considered whether this was something that I needed to take on.
But in the end well I've always felt was the right decision.
Remains the right decision today.
Now is not my time.
I have a commitment to New Jersey that I simply will not abandon.
That's the promise I made for the people of the state when -- took office twenty months ago.
To fix a broken New Jersey.
And when I look at what we've accomplished so far I'm proud.
But I know we're not nearly done.
I've made this commitment to my state first and foremost.
People sent me to -- to get a job done.
And I'm just not prepared to walk away.
I know not everyone agrees with my decision.
But my loyalty to this state is what it is.
Abraham Lincoln said.
I'd like to see -- -- proud of the place in which He lives.
I'd like to see a man lived.
So this place -- proud of him.
Let's talk feel my heart about New Jersey.
A proud of this state and its people.
I know there's still much more we need to do together.
To ensure the future we want all of our children.
So this is not the time to leave unfinished business for me the stakes are too high.
And the consequences are too real.
So New Jersey.
Where the -- or not you're stuck with me.
Let me say this.
I'm grateful grateful to the many people both managers around the country who spoke to be over these last weeks and months.
A grateful for their confidence in me.
I'm grateful for the faith that they placed in me.
It's been unbelievably humbling and inspiring.
I can only hope -- them able to about this confidence.
If they -- do the job I -- dude you're.
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