Christie Expected to Be Released From Hospital Soon

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie expects to be released from a hospital Thursday night after undergoing tests because he had difficulty breathing.

Christie, who has asthma, was taken to Somerset Medical Center "out of an abundance of caution," according to a statement released by his office.Results from his EKG, blood work and chest X-ray Thursday afternoon were "normal," his deputy chief of staff said.

The governor plans to speak with the media when he leaves, his staff said.

State Senator Joseph Kyrillos, who spoke to the governor within the hour, said he sounds "strong."

"In line with someone dealing with asthma, he is being given routine tests as a precautionary measure," his office said in a statement. "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."