Former Republican governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, is taking his first steps towards a potential 2024 presidential bid by heading to New Hampshire on Monday. His goal is to find a “pathway to winning” and test the waters in a town hall meeting at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics. Christie has made it clear that he will make a decision within the next 60 days, and that his family’s support is vital.
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Despite his past hesitation and poor performance during the 2016 presidential primaries, Christie believes that communicating with voters is more important than just having a large war chest or name recognition. Christie has distanced himself from former President Donald Trump, whom he had initially endorsed among the 2016 GOP primary candidates, but has now become critical of.
Christie’s continued presence in the political scene, such as his ABC commentary and current exploration, is a testament to his commitment to the Conservative cause. His focus on personal connections and authentic representation of politics, rather than pure politicking, aligns with the Conservative vision of what politics should be–real representation of the people’s interest.
Christie’s potential entrance into the ring of 2024 hopefuls signals an exciting and diverse range of choices available for the Republican primary electorate. With personalities like Trump, Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy, and potentially more to come, it is clear that the Republican Party is re-energized and ready to take on the next election cycle.