According to a Fox News report, Chris Christie will be launching his presidential campaign this week.
The former New Jersey governor is expected to announce his second presidential bid in New Hampshire.
The campaign announcement is likely to take place at Saint Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics on June 6, 2023.
Chris Christie will announce his 2024 presidential run next week, according to reports https://t.co/Q7oN0nIhMW
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) May 31, 2023
Christie Throws His Hat Into the Presidential Ring
Christie was New Jersey’s governor from 2010 to 2018 and previously ran for the presidency back in 2016.
The former New Jersey governor was a strong ally of Donald Trump throughout his presidency. Christie was the first of Trump’s 2016 Republican rivals to endorse him.
This came at a time when Trump faced significant scrutiny from both the corporate media and the conservative establishment.
For several years, Christie served as a prominent adviser to Trump and served as chair of Trump’s commission on opioids.
However, Christie has recently become one of the former president’s harshest critics.
The pair’s relationship went downhill after Trump tried to unsuccessfully overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, which the former president believes were rife with fraud.
The January 6 storming of the Capitol, where Trump’s supporters tried to pressure elected officials to not certify the results of the 2020 election, was the final straw for Christie and other Republican allies of Trump.
Since then, Christie and other anti-Trump Republicans have made the case for moving on from the former president.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will announce he is running for president next week. https://t.co/L3i7VXm1TS
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Christie Wants to Move on From Trump
The former New Jersey governor has been considering the prospect of running in the 2024 presidential election for over a year and a half.
On multiple occasions, Christie expressed his dissatisfaction with the current presidential race. He dislikes how the current crop of Republicans are not willing to directly confront Trump.
Trump is still the prohibitive favorite in most Republican polls ever since he kicked off his third consecutive presidential run in November.
In Christie’s case, his support base falls below 1%, per the most recent Fox News national poll in the 2024 primary for the Republican nomination.