Chris Christie Announces He’s Running for President in 2024

June 6, 2023

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) formally announced he’s running for President in 2024 on Tuesday in New Hampshire.

Christie filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) a few hours before making his official announcement in Manchester.

This is a second run at the White House for the former governor, who suspended his campaign to be the 2016 GOP nominee in February of that year.

Christie would go on to be an on-and-off Trump adviser before breaking ties with the then-President over his refusal to accept President Biden’s election victory in 2020, and has since been one of the GOP’s most vocal Trump critics.

He joins a large and growing group of GOP contenders looking to unseat President Biden, including Trump, who announced he’s running for reelection back in November.

Other Republicans who’ve already tossed in their hats include former Vice President Pence, who filed paperwork with the FEC on Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott.

North Carolina Gov. Doug Burgrum is expected to announce his presidential run on Wednesday.

Including several business people and media personalities from outside the traditional political realm, at least 11 Republicans will have joined the race for the GOP nomination this week.

A Monmouth University poll from late last month of Republican and Republican-leaning voters found that Christie had the highest unfavorable rating among 10 potential GOP candidates at 47% with only 21% viewing him favorably.

“I can’t guarantee you success, but I can guarantee you that at the end of it, you will have no doubt in your mind who I am and what I stand for and whether I deserve it,” Christie told the New Hampshire crowd Tuesday night.

PHOTO: Chris Christie in 2015, per Gage Skidmore

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