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Former NJ Gov. Chris Christie files paperwork to run for president

The crowded GOP primary field already includes eight major candidates.

Published: June 6, 2023 1:11pm

Updated: June 6, 2023 3:48pm

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has filed the paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for president in 2024, multiple outlets have reported.

He is expected to officially launch second bid for the Republican presidential nomination at a New Hampshire town hall on Tuesday evening.

Christie also ran in 2016, losing the nomination to former President Donald Trump. He went on to become an adviser to Trump before their relationship soured over their disagreement about the 2020 election results.

The crowded GOP primary field already includes eight major candidates, with former Vice President Mike Pence being the latest candidate to file paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to enter the 2024 race.

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is also expected to enter the race this week, which means that by the end of the week, the GOP field will have 10 major candidates. 

Christie is expected to announce his bid at an event hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics outside Manchester, per multiple reports. New Hampshire is a key early GOP primary state.

While Christie is expected to focus on showing the difference between himself and Trump, his campaign faces an uphill battle. He is polling at between 0-2% while Trump is at an average of 53.7%, per FiveThirtyEight

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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