FILE – Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a crowd at a town hall-style meeting at New England College, April 20, 2023, in Henniger, NH Former Christie’s allies have launched a new super PAC to support his expected Republican nomination. Presidential appointment. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to announce his candidacy in the 2024 race on Tuesday, according to three sources familiar with his plans.
Christie, who ran in 2016 and has been outspoken against Republican front-runner Donald Trump, will announce at a town hall at Saint Anselm College.
Axios Christie’s announcement first reported the date.
News of Christie’s announcement comes after his allies Recently created a super PAC to support his anticipated GOP presidential bid.
The group Tell It Like It Is launched a website to boost the former New Jersey governor’s candidacy and said his presence on the GOP debate stage “will ensure our party engages in robust, direct, truth-telling dialogue.” Win again.”
Republican National Committee member Bill Paladucci, former US Sen. The website lists Jeff Chiesa and former U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks as members of the group’s leadership team.
According to a source connected to the new super PAC, Christie’s prospective campaign will include former staffers including Mike Duheim, who served as the former governor’s top political strategist, and Maria Comella, Christie’s chief press officer. His previous presidential bid.
When he ran in 2016, Christie He announced his candidacy On June 30, 2015, in front of fans in Livingston, New Jersey.
Christie is said to have seen himself The only serious Republican party A candidate willing to challenge Trump and appeal to enough independents to defeat President Joe Biden in the general election.
It’s Christy One of many high-profile figures The Republican Party is considering a bid for the nomination. Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, businessman Vivek Ramasamy and talk radio host Larry Elder have all officially announced their candidacies.
Christie called it a “huge risk” at an event hosted by Semaphore in Washington last month, saying, “I’m on a debate stage in August of this year and if Donald Trump decides to be there, you can bet we’ll have some exchanges that shine a light on him and me to the public.”
This story has been updated with additional background information.