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US President-elect Donald Trump meets with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey Don Emmert/ AFP

New Jersey Governor and former candidate for the Republican presidential nominee, Chris Christie has reportedly turned down a number of positions in Trump's upcoming administration.

Sources close to the presidential transition team told NJ Advance Media that Christie had been offered cabinet level positions as Secretary of Veteran Affairs and Homeland Security along with a position as an adviser and ambassador to Italy.

The two sources told the site that Christie had not been offered the position of Attorney General, which he wanted. The Attorney General spot was instead given to Alabama senator, Jeff Sessions.

Christie had been head of the presidential transition team but was quickly replaced by Vice President-elect, Mike Pence, days after Trump won the election. Christie was a rival of Trump during the Republican primaries and, for a time, was considered a front runner.

The New Jersey Governor dropped out of the race early on and became one of the first to publicly back Trump.

Christie is not the only high profile Trump supporter to miss out on the job they wanted. Former mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani looks set to lose the Secretary of State position that he has publicly lobbied for as reports circulate that Exxon Mobil chief, Rex Tillerson, is to be offered the top diplomatic position.

Christie's chances were hurt by the BridgeGate scandal in which close aides to the governor were sentenced to prison time for a conspiracy to close lanes on the Washington Bridge to cause traffic issues. Though Christie himself was not accused of wrongdoing, it was thought that the bridge's closure had been an attempt to hurt the mayor of Fort Lee, who had previously refused to endorse Christie in a gubernatorial race.