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Chris Christie Says He ‘Really Worked Hard for Mitt’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reflected on Mitt Romney’s loss in the 2012 presidential election Tuesday, and said he really worked hard for the GOP candidate.

Christie told The Record, “I worked really hard for Mitt for a year and we became good friends and so that’s really what disappointed me.”

Christie said he was pleased that the GOP didn’t lose any incumbent governors on Election Day, saying it was “the only bit of good news for the Republican Party” that night.

He told the newspaper he raised over $30 million during visits to more than 25 states on behalf of more than a dozen GOP candidates, but he didn’t think his endorsement had much impact. 

Christie told The Record, “I always say, I don’t think endorsements mean as much as the people who are receiving the endorsements think they mean.  You know they’re really psyched when I come and I endorse them and say it makes a huge difference and I kind of wonder whether it really does.”

Still, Christie admits he does do one thing well on the campaign trail. 

“I tend to attract a crowd and they’re willing to pay to hear me talk, so that helps them as well.  But I don’t think in a direct way I affect the races,” he said.

Christie continued, “The money I raise helps to affect the races.  The attention I bring them may help to raise their profile a little bit. But I don’t think in the end that I make a difference in the race nor do I think any endorser makes a difference in the race.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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