New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he can remain friends with the Bush family and run against Jeb Bush should he decide to enter the Republican presidential primary race. "I don't think it means it has to end a relationship between me and Jeb or me and the President and Laura," Christie said during his monthly "Ask the Governor" appearance on a New Jersey radio station. Pressed about renewed rumblings this week that he will soon jump into the 2016 contest, Christie joked, "What did I do? I didn't do anything. I don't understand what you're talking about. I gave a "State of the State" speech." Christie insisted he has not yet decided about his future. "What I have told everybody, supporters of mine, potential donors of mine, staff, is relax. No one is voting for another 12 and a half months." Christie said he will not be rushed, "so everybody just calm down." Given such an open field for both parties, Christie said Republicans will be well served by a competitive and large field of candidates. "If its a smart, respectful, substantive debate that's good for the party.