Reports this week indicate that Gov. Chris Christie has said he would not resign the governorship if — most people would say “when” — he runs for president. If that’s the case, the questions become whether he can run New Jersey while he’s out of the state on the campaign trail and whether he can raise enough money to mount a serious campaign. The state constitution prohibits him from governing while out of the state and federal pay-to-play rules prevent him from taking contributions from Wall Street firms if they conduct business with the state.
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