The Washington Times - June 13, 2013, 09:02AM

Speculation about whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will run for president in 2016 heated up late Wednesday. Only this time, slow jams and Bruce Springsteen were the culprits.

Mr. Christie, a Republican, had a few laughs on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” by taking part in a popular segment called “Slow Jamming the News.”


In it, he said holding a special election in October to fill the Garden State’s empty Senate seat was not about politics, but “doing the right thing.”

Mr. Fallon tells “CC” he is sounding “all presidential-like,” and asks if there’s something he’d like to announce on the show.

“C’mon Jimmy, do you really think I’d come on this show to announce a presidential run?” the governor quips.

With prodding from Mr. Fallon, the show’s live band launched into a snippet from the Boss’ 1975 single, “Born to Run.”

Mr. Christie, who is up for re-election in November, has not said whether he’ll seek the White House in 2016. But his recent weight-loss surgery and efforts to help the Jersey shoreline recover from Hurricane Sandy have kept him in the spotlight.