TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s longtime spokesman Michael Drewniak is leaving the administration.

Drewniak declined to discuss his next career move. He says details about his next job are still being worked out.

His departure comes as Christie lays the groundwork for a possible 2016 presidential run and the state faces serious fiscal issues.

Drewniak is a former reporter whose service to Christie reaches back to the Republican’s days as the U.S. attorney in New Jersey.

Drewniak testified before a grand jury last year as part of an investigation into lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

He was not a target of the federal inquiry, but his lawyer at the time declined to discuss his testimony before the grand jury.

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