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October 5th, 2011
11:40 AM ET

With Christie officially out, which candidate could benefit the most?

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie came out in Trenton yesterday to finally announce (again) that he will not be running for president.

"I've explored the options and listened to so many people and considered whether this was something that I needed to take on," Christie said in a statement. "But in the end, what 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."

Now that Christie is out - for certain - what does the GOP field look like and will anyone else join the race? Many are saying this is going to be great news for Mitt Romney who is leading the polls by almost ten points. Will we finally see the weight of the republican party put behind one of the current candidates?

Politico's Maggie Haberman and Jeff Zeleny from The New York Times talk to American Morning about the GOP field.

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