Sources Say Chris Christie Not Running We'll likely hear it from the horse's mouth at 1pm By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff Posted Oct 4, 2011 9:54 AM CDT 23 comments Comments New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attends the swearing in of Donna Gallucio as New Jersey Superior Court judge, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in Paterson. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Newser) – The "Chris Christie Watch" may be nearing its end. New Jersey Republicans tell the National Review that Christie will not throw his hat into the 2012 ring. A source (one with "direct knowledge of the governor's thinking," no less) tells ABC News the same thing. Christie is expected to make a big announcement at a 1pm EDT press conference. Which, yep, is exactly the same time as Apple's iPhone event.