Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Wednesday in New Hampshire the suspension of his long-shot 2024 presidential campaign, which was centered on his opposition to former President Donald Trump.
“It’s clear to me tonight that there isn’t a path for me to win the nomination,” Christie said, “which is why I’m suspending my campaign tonight for president of the United States.”
Christie focused his campaign on consolidating support in New Hampshire specifically, where he was able to enter double digits and reach third in the race behind former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and Trump, the Republican front-runner.
In a new University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll, he posted 12%, while Haley posted 32% —within single digits of Trump’s 39%. Further, Christie and Haley’s combined total, 44%, was enough to surpass Trump. This was notable as