Cory Booker on Sunday said he was “absolutely” considering a run against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

“Yeah, I am absolutely considering running for governor as well as giving other options some consideration,” Booker said on CBS' Face the Nation. “I'm going to be focused on that for the next week to 10 days or so.”

Booker, Newark's Democratic mayor and an outspoken gay rights ally, said he would be making a decision within the next 2 weeks.

He added that he was also considering a Senate run.

“Life ultimately is not about a position, it's about a purpose. And my purpose that I try to focus on every single day is how can I make a difference in the world around me and the community around me. So, I'm really thinking about both offices right now, and which one can I better serve on the issues I'm passionate about and the things that I feel driven to contribute to,” he said.

Gay rights groups have been urging Booker to challenge Christie, who vetoed a gay marriage bill approved by lawmakers.

Steven Goldstein, the head of Garden State Equality, the state's largest gay rights advocate, said he's prepared to go “door to door from New Jersey to West Hollywood to raise millions of dollars” for a Booker campaign.

In October, Booker gave an electrifying speech before an estimated 3,000 people attending the Human Rights Campaign's 16th annual National Dinner in Washington D.C. Booker reiterated his belief that New Jersey would join the states with marriage equality.