Christie remains hospitalized

SOMERVILLE, N.J. - Gov. Christie remains hospitalized at Somerset Medical Center after complaining of difficulty breathing.

A crowd of reporters is waiting outside the hospital, with a helicopter hovering overhead just a few moments ago.

Christie's wife, Mary Pat is reportedly inside.

Christie was on his way to a press conference at a farm in Hillsborough, where he was to announce open space funding, when he was taken to the hospital by the state troopers who travel with him. Christie has asthma and often speaks of how he uses an inhaler daily.

Spokesman Michael Drewniak told reporters of the governor's condition from the lectern at the press conference an hour after Christie was due to arrive.

This is the statement from the governor's office: "Governor Christie was having difficulty breathing this morning and out of an abundance of caution he went to Somerset Medical Center to be checked out. In line with someone dealing with asthma, he is being given routine tests as a precautionary measure. The Governor is extremely grateful for the quality of care he is receiving this morning and has nothing but praise for the world-class doctors, nurses and staff."