Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is apparently planning on revealing his plan to run for United States President “in the coming days,” according to Chris Ryan, a New Hampshire news radio.
The reveal was made Thursday, with Ryan saying that Christie’s campaign is honing its sites on New Hampshire, which Breitbart News reports is a key state for the Republican primary, typically foreshadowing how a given candidate’s campaign may turn out.
Scoop: Multiple sources with direct knowledge are telling me that @ChrisChristie will be announcing a run for President in the coming days. The campaign will be focused on New Hampshire and will have the financial backing of Mets owner Steve Cohen, among others. #NHPolitics #FITN
— Chris Ryan (@ChrisRyan603) May 18, 2023
These claims by Ryan follow months of speculation surrounding a potential run by Christie, who reportedly said he would officially announce his candidacy or lack thereof by mid-May.
Speaking on a hypothetical presidential run last month, Christie said the prospect is a “huge risk,” reported CNN.
“If it turns out that I’m on a debate stage in August of this year and Donald Trump decides to be on it, you can be sure that we’ll have some exchanges that I hope will be illuminating to the public about both him and me,” Christie explained.
He additionally complained about Trump’s claims of the 2020 election being rigged, saying, “There’s a difference between spinning politically to try to put yourself in a better position before the vote happens and after the vote happens to say it was ‘rigged.’”
Later that same month, Christie blasted Trump further on another occasion, telling Politico that the former president “can’t be a credible figure” whether it be on the world stage or when working with Congress, and that “he will get nothing done.”
It is no secret that the two have a history of butting heads with one another, as can be observed from reports by ABC News and others around 2015-2016, the time when former President Trump began his journey to the White House.
Among the reported key backers of Chrie’s planned campaign is New York Mets owner Steve Cohen, per Ryan.
Should Christie decide to join the race, the pool of candidates he would join includes entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and, of course, former President Trump himself.