Chris Christie Suspends 2024 Presidential Campaign

January 10, 2024

It’s clear to me tonight that there isn’t a path for me to win the nomination.

Former NJ Governor Chris Christie (R) ending his bid for the Republican nomination for president.

Why It Matters: The former governor of New Jersey had support in one of the first primary states of New Hampshire but it appeared clear he did not have the momentum to win the nomination, and could split voters who wanted an alternative to the front-runner, former President Trump.

“Allies of Haley, including New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and other anti-Trump Republicans, had been urging Christie to exit. They are hoping a large portion of his supporters will flock to Haley, who is seen as the most moderate candidate remaining, giving her a chance to turn the race into a two-candidate contest with Trump, the overwhelming favorite for the nomination.” The Associated Press

by Jenna Lee,