Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joins list of candidates for 2024 election
Former New Jersey state governor Chris Christie has filed the necessary paperwork on Tuesday to be eligible to run in the presidential election U.S. presidential election in November 2024, where he will attempt to represent the Republican Party.
Christie previously ran in the 2016 Republican primaries, a time when he tried to establish himself as the leading alternative to Donald Trump. However, the latter defeated in the Republican Party vote and later prevailed over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.
The former governor of New Jersey plans to officially launch his election campaign on Tuesday night (local time) in the state of New Hampshire. This looks like a key stage in the Republican primaries, according to information from the U.S. news network ABC.
The list of candidates for the Republican Party primaries is only growing. Christie will join an electoral race in which prominent figures in the country have already confirmed their participation, such as former President Trump or Florida Governor Ron DeSantisamong others.
In addition, the one who was vice president during Trump’s term (2017-2021), Mike Pence, also filed the necessary documentation last Monday. He plans to make his candidacy official next Wednesday at an event in Iowa, another key GOP primary state.
On the Democratic side the waters seem calmer, as for the moment the only prominent figure who has filed his candidacy for the primaries is the current president of the United States, Joe Biden. In spite of his advanced age he aspires to a possible re-election under the promise to “finish the job” started in 2021.