Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will enter the crowded Republican primary field for president next week.
Christie is planning to announce his run at a town hall Tuesday evening at Saint Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics, according to a person familiar with his thinking who spoke anonymously to confirm Christie’s plans.
The timing, which was first reported by Axios, comes after several longtime Christie advisers started a super political action committee to support his expected candidacy.
Tell It Like It Is PAC will be run by Brian Jones, a former adviser to John McCain and Mitt Romney’s campaigns for the White House in 2008 and 2012.
Bill Palatucci, a Republican National Committee member, will chair the super PAC, Christie ally Russ Shriefer will be a senior adviser and GOP strategist Brent Seaborn will work on voter engagement.
Christie has cast himself as the only potential candidate willing to aggressively take on former President Donald Trump, the current front-runner for the nomination. Christie, a former federal prosecutor, was a longtime friend and adviser to Trump but broke with Trump over his refusal to accept the results of the 2020 election.
Christie has emerged as the former president’s leading and most vocal critic.
Christie, currently polling at the bottom of the pack, also sought the GOP nomination in 2016. Christie dropped out of that race a day after finishing sixth in New Hampshire’s primary.
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