Report: Chris Christie to drop out of long-shot presidential race

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Former N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is reportedly set to end his long-shot bid for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination during a town hall in New Hampshire on Wednesday night, according to sources familiar with the campaign.

An anonymous source with direct knowledge of the former governor’s plans allegedly first disclosed the impending story to The Associated Press, where he will supposedly drop the news during a town hall event in Windham at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Only days before the nation’s first caucus in Iowa, Christie has averaged just over three percent support across the state, according to Real Clear Politics. He polls similarly on a national scale, averaging at 3.5 percent in a hypothetical primary.

Christie first announced his presidential candidacy in June 2023, and, similar to his unsuccessful 2016 bid, placed most of his resources in New Hampshire

His best support has come from the state of New Hampshire, where he has averaged 12 percent support, though he still places behind Trump by 31 points.

Per Fox News, Christie told reporters last week, “I’ve also said I also know when I’m not doing well, and I dropped out after the New Hampshire primary eight years ago because I didn’t do as well as I thought I would. I have no interest in doing this if it doesn’t lead to success. So that’s the bottom line.” 

One of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump, Christie seemingly focused his efforts on stopping Trump from winning the Republican nomination, garnering much praise from liberal pundits for his anti-Trump sentiment.

Throughout his campaign, however, Christie, who left New Jersey’s governorship with a 15 percent approval rating, faced low polling numbers combined with a lack of enthusiasm.

During this time, it is not yet known who the former governor will choose to endorse for president.

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