New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said the bridge scandal that has surrounded his administration has not changed his thinking about a presidential bid in 2016.

On his monthly radio program Wednesday night, Christie, however, said he is a long way from making a decision.

“There’s certainly nothing that’s happened in the last number of months, since we talked about this the last time, that would make me think any differently about my ability to pursue that job,” he said, according to CNN.Christie said he is not ruling out a run for the White House but he will not make “any conclusion until I absolutely have to.””I’m still the same guy. I think you can see by the way I’m conducting myself publicly. I’m still the same person,” Christie said.