AP: Ex-new Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Planning To Launch GOP Presidential Campaign Next Week

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    FILE - Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering during a town hall style meeting at New England College, April 20, 2023, in Henniker, N.H. Allies of former Christie have launched a new super PAC to support his expected candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to launch a Republican presidential campaign next week in New Hampshire.

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    Christie, who also ran in 2016, is planning to make the announcement at a town hall Tuesday evening at Saint Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics, according to a person familiar with his thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity to confirm Christie’s plans.

    The timing, which was first reported by Axios, comes after several longtime Christie advisers started a super political action committee to support his expected candidacy.

    The Associated Press had previously reported that Christie was expected to enter the race “imminently.”

    Christie has cast himself as the only potential candidate willing to aggressively take on former President Donald Trump, the current front-runner for the nomination. Christie, a former federal prosecutor, was a longtime friend and adviser to Trump, but broke with Trump over his refusal to accept the results of the 2020 election. Christie has since emerged as a leading and vocal critic of the former president.

    Christie, who is currently polling at the bottom of the pack, dropped out of the 2016 presidential race a day after finishing sixth in New Hampshire’s primary.

    In addition to Trump, Christie would be joining a GOP field that includes Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and biotech entrepreneur and “anti-woke” activist Vivek Ramaswamy.

    North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is expected to announce his candidacy on June 7, according to two GOP operatives. And former Vice President Mike Pence is also expected to launch a campaign soon.

    Allies believe that Christie, who has been working as an ABC News analyst, has a unique ability to communicate. They say his candidacy could help prevent a repeat of 2016, when Trump’s rivals largely refrained from directly attacking the New York businessman, wrongly assuming he would implode on his own.

    Christie has also said repeatedly that he will not run if he does not see a path to victory. “I’m not a paid assassin,” he recently told Politico.

    While Christie is expected to spend much of his time in early-voting New Hampshire, as he did in 2016, advisers believe the path to the nomination runs through Trump and they envision an unconventional, national campaign for Christie with a focus on garnering media attention and directly engaging with Trump.


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    Yeah Yeah
    Yeah Yeah
    1 year ago

    He is a angry former prosocuter and people dont like him. Bridge-gate.

    Merrick Garfinkel
    Merrick Garfinkel
    1 year ago

    He stabbed Romney when he hardly mentioned him as keynote speaker at GOP convention 12 years ago. Bearhugged Obama and caused traffic jams on the GWB. He’s a streetcorner thug.

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    1 year ago

    He is a pompous blowhard.

    Zoltan
    Zoltan
    1 year ago

    He’s an arrogant repulsive backstabber. A dozen votes is all he got when ran last time, but like so many , he won’t see the truth : He’s loathed.

    anonymous
    anonymous
    1 year ago

    Christie was head of Trump’s Transition Team when he was elected. But Trump then threw all his work into the dumpster and fired him. Christie hates him

    Aguttenshabbos
    Aguttenshabbos
    1 year ago

    You fools that make fun of his weight and have nothing else of value on your shallow minds to add to the topic of conversation.

    LGB
    LGB
    1 year ago

    Delusional.

    Nike
    Nike
    1 year ago

    Move out of the way fat slob.

    Billy Ruben
    Billy Ruben
    1 year ago

    Who smiles less: Chris Christie or Bernie Sanders?

    get it straight
    get it straight
    1 year ago

    I will raise money for his first diet donut

    Avi
    Avi
    1 year ago

    This is so dumb. I dont have the proper words to express what a loser this obese self loathing loser has become.

    Aguttenshabbos
    Aguttenshabbos
    1 year ago

    Bottom line is, when he was governor of NJ, he did a very good job. But like usual, the MSM and the low-life Democrat machine tried to, and continues to, destroy him. Sound familiar?