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With New Jersey just starting on a long road to rebuilding, the 50-year-old Republican governor says “it would be wrong for me to leave now.”

The election is scheduled for November 2013.


Obama to meet prime minister of Bulgaria

President Obama plans to meet with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov at the White House on Dec. 3.

The White House says Mr. Obama will discuss a number of issues, including Bulgaria’s leadership in NATO and its contributions to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

White House officials say Mr. Obama expects to receive updates on Bulgaria’s investigation into the July 18 suicide bombing in Burgas that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver along with ongoing rule of law and judicial reforms.

From wire dispatches and staff reports