Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) might be considering a potential run in the 2024 presidential election.
Axios cites three people familiar with Christie’s thoughts on the topic, saying he is “seriously considering” a run for president, as the publication put it.
As Axios reports, Christie “has told friends that he’d be the only person in the 2024 field with executive experience who has run a presidential race before.”
Even if former President Donald Trump were to run — which he has not said if he will or not — Christie has reportedly told those close to him that the former president’s decision will not determine his own decision on running.
The former New Jersey governor could run “on a reputation for toughness” or on his “mix of combativeness and charisma,” the publication reports, citing a source for each suggestion.
Asked, “If President Trump decides to run in 2024, are you ruling out running against him?” Christie told radio host Hugh Hewitt, “I would not. No.”
Trump told Fox News’s Sean Hannity in an interview published this week that he is “very seriously” considering running again in 2024.
“I am looking at it very seriously, beyond seriously,” Trump said. “From a legal standpoint, I don’t want to really talk about it yet, it’s a little too soon.”
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