TODAY   |  November 04, 2013

Chris Christie: GOP can win again

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is on the campaign trail for reelection, but some say the governor may be looking at a 2016 presidential bid.

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>>> a potential match up in the 2016 presidential election . two possible contenders, new jersey governor chris christie and hilary clinton are getting new attention this morning. kelly o'donnell has the story. kelly , good morning to you.

>> reporter: good morning, savannah. this breakfast spot also happens to be the first of seven campaign stops governor chris christie will make today. he is running hard though he is far ahead in the polls. he says the bigger the win tomorrow, the better for his future possibilities. never bashful. governor chris christie thinks new jersey can send a message.

>> we need to show the republican party in america that we can win again. and guess where they're going to be watching on tuesday night to see if we win, right here in new jersey, everybody. they'll be watching us.

>> reporter: cruising toward re-election on a week long bus tour t republican governor's destination may ultimately be the 2016 presidential race . voters bring it up at every stop. christie relishes the expectation and tries to tamp it down.

>> i think people that try to plan politics 7 years ahead is not smart.

>> reporter: but predictions are irresistible even for the man that lost in 2012 , mitt romney on meet the press.

>> he's a popular governor in a blue state . that's the kind of record the republican party needs to take back the white house .

>> president obama jumped into one race, campaigning sunday to help terry mcauliffe become the next governor of virginia . but the democrat's next presidential contender, hilary clinton wasn't in iowa but got the attention there this weekend when chuck made this call.

>> in 2016 it's hilary's time. run hilary. run. if you run, you'll win and we'll all win.

>> reporter: and president obama did not campaign for the democrat running against chris christie . she had hoped for more democrats to help her out for the race that's tomorrow but of course, savannah, people are already looking beyond tomorrow to 2016 .

>> indeed they are. kelly o'connell,