Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie filed paperwork Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission, a technical step as the 2016 Republican presidential contender and political brawler gets ready to declare his candidacy for a second White House run in hopes of taking down former President Donald Trump, APA reports citing Fox News.
Christie, 60, will formally launch his campaign at a town hall Tuesday evening at Saint Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics, sources familiar with Christie's thinking confirmed to Fox News last week. New Hampshire is the state that holds the first primary and second overall contest in the Republican presidential nominating calendar.
Christie allies last week launched a super PAC to support the former governor's 2024 presidential campaign. The formation of the group, called Tell It Like It Is, was considered a key step ahead of Christie's entry into the White House race.
"I know what I’m good at. I know how to articulate an argument. I know how to make it. I know how to land it. And I feel like I have the ideas that people are genuinely attracted to. So if you have those things, you have a good chance to be able to do it. No guarantees, but a good chance," Christie told Fox News Digital during an April stop in New Hampshire.