Gov. Chris Christie pledged a spin-free campaign when he announced his 2016 run for president today in Livingston, N.J.

“I am not running for the president of the United States as a surrogate for being elected prom king of America […] I mean what I say, and I say what I mean, and that’s what America needs right now,” he said.

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Christie promised a campaign without spin, pandering and focus group-tested answers, even if it makes Americans cringe, he said.

“When I’m asked a question, I’m going to give the answer to the question that’s asked, not the answer that my political consultants told me to give backstage,” he said.

Watch the speech above and hear from Gov. Christie in a "Hannity" cable exclusive, tonight at 10p ET.

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