Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has officially declared his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. Christie, who previously ran for president in 2016 but withdrew his name before the primaries, is now setting his sights on defeating potential frontrunner Donald Trump in the Republican Party.
“I believe I have the experience and the vision to bring our country together and move us forward,” Christie stated in his announcement video.
Christie, who was also a strong supporter of Trump during his presidency, has been critical of the former president in recent months, particularly after the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
“If I run, it will be because I believe I can win and bring our party and our country back to the ideals that have made us great,” Christie said.
Many political analysts see Christie’s announcement as a potential threat to Trump’s chances at winning the nomination, as he is known for his strong leadership and pragmatic approach to governance.
However, some Republicans remain skeptical of Christie’s ability to win over the party’s conservative base, which heavily favors Trump.
Regardless, Christie’s entry into the race will undoubtedly shake up the Republican field, and many are now eagerly awaiting the first primary debates to see how he will fare against his opponents.