By Kim Glovas

TRENTON, NJ (CBS) — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held a news conference today, which was supposed to focus on jobs and the state economy, but that plan quickly went off script.

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Governor Christie first announced that the state jobless rate is 5-percent less than when he took office.

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Then, he opened the floor to questions, and was asked if he would heed the calls from some newspapers for his resignation.

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“No of course not, I am not shocked that the Star-Ledger editorial page or the Gannett editorial page, none of which have ever supported me, my policies, or my existence, would call on me now to resign. They’re trying to find some way to be relevant, as their circulations decline, as their readership declines.”

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Christie said he would remain in office until January of 2018, and would consider all offers for his future plans.

 

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