Ex-Governor Admits He Was Wrong For Backing Trump, Drops From 2024 Race

January 17, 2024

(this article originally appeared on New Brunswick Today on January 16, 2024)

Before a single vote was cast in the 2024 US Presidential race, New Jersey’s controversial former Governor Chris Christie dropped out, marking the end of his second failed presidential campaign.

“I was wrong. I made a mistake,” Christie said in a campaign advertisement, stopping short of apologizing for backing his former friend and ally, ex-President Donald Trump.

Six days later, Christie announced he was leaving the race.

“It’s clear to me tonight that there isn’t a path for me to win the nomination, which is why I am suspending my campaign to be President of the United States,” he told the crowd at a January 10 town hall gathering his campaign organized in Windham, New Hampshire.

Christie’s campaign had largely been focused around opposing Trump, who is seeking a return to power after losing the 2020 election to Democrat Joe Biden.

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