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Craig Carton DJs at the Boomer and Carton WFAN tailgate in 2015. Gov. Christie has routinely cohosted the program.
Craig Carton DJs at the Boomer and Carton WFAN tailgate in 2015. Gov. Christie has routinely cohosted the program.

As Chris Christie contemplates what he'll do for a living after leaving the governor's office in January 2018, there's at least one job he's in the running for: sports radio talk show host.

Late last month, WFAN program director Mark Chernoff said Christie is in the mix of possible replacements when long-time drive-time sports guru Mike Francesa leaves his show at the end of the year.

And whether the governor is lobbying for the job or just enjoys talking about sports, one thing is clear: he's willing to open his own wallet to do so.

The Auditor's perusal of travel records has found that last year, Christie cut a check to the state's treasury department for $1,243.71 to pay for a flight on New Jersey's State Police helicopter after co-hosting WFAN's "Boomer & Carton" in August.

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At the time, Christie was vacationing with his family at the governor's beach house at Island Beach State Park in Ocean County.

But he didn't want to pass on an opportunity to co-host the show, even if it meant paying for it. 

Christie hasn't said he's pursuing an opportunity to be a sports radio host. But he batted it down altogether.

"I feel like a bit of a baseball player. I'll be a free agent for the first time in 16 years. So, we'll see what happens," Christie said during a chat on WFAN's "Boomer & Carton" last month about whether he'd take the gig.