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Christie says his weight no bar to presidency

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is "more than a little" overweight but fit enough to be in the White House.

The Republican governor was asked about his weight problem during an interview with Barbara Walters for her "10 Most Fascinating People" special, airing Wednesday night on ABC.

Walters told the governor that some people say he is too heavy to be president one day.

The governor called that idea "ridiculous."

He said his performance during Superstorm Sandy showed his weight wouldn't be a problem. He said the public saw him work 18-hour days and get "right back up the next day" and be just as effective.

Christie had considered a run for president in 2012. Last month he announced he would seek a second term as governor.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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