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May 21, 2:12 PM EDT

Christie says he deserves media apology over bridge scandal

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he deserves an apology from the media over coverage of the George Washington Bridge scandal.

The potential Republican presidential contender told CNBC's "Squawk Box" Thursday that he's been held to a higher standard than Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

He said the politically motivated lane closures near the bridge received far more coverage than Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Three of Christie's former aides have been charged in the scheme. Christie has long denied he knew about it and no evidence has emerged to suggest he did.

Christie also argued his party should nominate someone who's won difficult elections - such as his election in New Jersey.

He says he'll likely announce his decision in June.

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