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Chris Christie reportedly said no to multiple positions in the Trump administration

He was one of Donald Trump's most vocal supporters leading up to the election, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) most likely won't be part of his incoming administration.

People with knowledge of the transition told NJ Advance Media that Christie has been offered multiple positions, including homeland security secretary, veterans affairs secretary, and ambassador to Italy, but turned them all down. He reportedly felt he was not the right fit for any of the jobs and really wanted to be attorney general, but that was offered to another major Trump ally, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R).

Christie and Trump went from friends to foes during the Republican primary, but Christie quickly made nice with Trump once he dropped out of the race. Christie briefly served as chairman of Trump's transition team, but was replaced last month and named a vice-chair. As governor, his job approval rating is at an all-time low, dipping down into the teens.