(CNN) - A key group of uncommitted Iowa GOP contributors that has tried to woo New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to run for president has been told to "wait until Wednesday" before backing another campaign in the race for 2012.
"I've been told after Wednesday I'm free to do whatever I want," one of those contributors told CNN.
The group of Iowa businessmen traveled to Trenton earlier this year to persuade Christie to reconsider his previous refusals to launch his own bid for the White House.
Christie and his wife had the donors over for dinner at the governor's mansion during that visit, according to published reports.
One of the donors told CNN the group of uncommitted contributors is receiving overtures from the Rick Perry campaign.
Members of the group told the Perry campaign it is waiting until Wednesday before moving to another candidate.
"It's getting maddening. We got to get on with it," the contributor told CNN. "There are people who want to get committed," he added.
Christie's inside circle has been tight-lipped about the Governor's plans.
A spokesman for Iowa's Republican Governor Terry Branstad says his office has yet to hear from Christie insiders.
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Why wait until Wednesday. Will he gain a few more pounds by then? Too late buddy, wait until 2016.
Christie knows that the only way to win the GOTP nomination this cycle is to "be the beast" that the hard right wants you to be. He also knows that once you walk that path, then forever will it rule your destiny. All of the smart potential conservative candidates are not running for exactly that reason. They have no desire to forfeit their political futures for the moment. They know that once Republicans regain power, that the Tea Party will become "mission accomplished".