"I have both won elections that I was supposed to lose and I've lost elections I was supposed to win and what that means is you never know what will happen. That is both the magic and the mystery of politics — you never quite know when which is going to happen, even when you think you do," Christie said in a statement.
"And so today, I leave the race without an ounce of regret. I'm so proud of the campaign we ran, the people that ran it with me and all those who gave us their support and confidence along the way," he said. "Mary Pat and I thank you for the extraordinary display of loyalty, friendship, understanding and love."
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