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Christie Is a Maybe on Third-Party Bid

Christie Makes
Decision on
Third-Party Bid

Christie Makes Decision on Third-Party Bid

Former GOP presidential candidate's thumb's down may leave No Labels in a pinch

(Newser) - Despite "encouragement" to run for president as a third-party candidate, Chris Christie says no go. The former New Jersey governor said Wednesday he will not run on No Labels' proposed ticket amid obstacles including "significant ballot access and litigation expenses ... and the risk of drawing votes away from...

Report: Chris Christie Is Dropping Out
Chris Christie
Drops Out of GOP Race

Chris Christie Drops Out of GOP Race

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

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. Chris Christie has dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination just days before the Iowa caucuses. "I've always said that if there came a point in time in this race where I couldn't see a path...

Haley Steps Up Attacks on Trump
Haley Steps Up
Her Jabs at Trump

Haley Steps Up Her Jabs at Trump

But she's only going so far, as some suspect her of eyeing the role of Trump's VP

(Newser) - Nikki Haley has said the country "won't survive" another four years with Donald Trump in his old job. Yet she's refused to rule out becoming his running mate. It's all a bit wishy-washy, which has been a mark of her attitude toward Trump for years (she...

Chris Christie Suffers Big Setback in Maine

Former NJ governor won't appear on ballot despite appealing to court

(Newser) - Chris Christie won't appear on the Republican presidential primary ballot in Maine—the latest blow to the former New Jersey governor, who's facing pressure to drop out of the race. The Maine Secretary of State's office said this month that Christie's campaign had submitted just 844...

Chris Christie's Niece Allegedly Bites Deputies
Chris Christie's Niece
Charged With Felony

Chris Christie's Niece Charged With Felony

Shannon Epstein allegedly injured 6 deputies after being kicked off flight

(Newser) - Chris Christie's niece has been formally charged in connection with an alleged drunken meltdown at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on Thanksgiving Day last year. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports Shannon Epstein, 26, was on Monday charged with one felony—resisting police by force or violence—and two...

Haley Aims for 'Knockout Punch' in 4th Debate
Haley Aims for
'Knockout Punch'
in 4th Debate
the rundown

Haley Aims for 'Knockout Punch' in 4th Debate

Expect mentions of Trump as 4 Republican candidates look to boost their campaigns

(Newser) - There will be a lot on the line for candidates during the fourth Republican debate, perhaps the final one before primary voters head to the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire. The debate stage Wednesday night in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will be the least crowded yet , with just four candidates vying...

Who's In, Who's Out for 4th GOP Debate

Former President Trump is skipping again

(Newser) - The field of candidates onstage for the fourth Republican presidential debate will be the smallest yet, the AP reports. Four hopefuls will participate in Wednesday night's debate at the Moody Music Hall at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, according to the Republican National Committee. To qualify for the...

In Israel, Christie Challenges US Protesters

Candidate tours site of Oct. 7 massacre

(Newser) - All of the major Republican candidates for president have expressed support for Israel in its war against Hamas. On Sunday, Chris Christie became the first of them to go there, seeing the destruction left by Hamas' Oct. 7 attack, including the blood-stained remains of homes, the New York Times reports....

With Big Wins, Democrats Get a 'Blueprint' for 2024
Big Wins Give Democrats
a 'Blueprint' for 2024
the rundown

Big Wins Give Democrats a 'Blueprint' for 2024

Voters back abortion access, appear wary of Trump-backed candidates

(Newser) - Nearly a year and a half after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, abortion remains a key issue in elections across the country—to the benefit of Democrats, who've made protecting abortion rights a priority. A major takeaway from Tuesday's elections is that "voters are casting...

Things Are Looking Grim for Mike Pence

Latest FEC filings show former VP's campaign is in the red

(Newser) - FEC filings were due at midnight Sunday, and they begin to tell a tale of the Republican presidential primary. As Politico reports, the campaign of former VP Mike Pence is "running on fumes," with just $1.2 million in the coffers and more than $600,000 in debt....

In GOP Rematch, 'the Sand Is Going Through the Hourglass'

Time is running out to gain ground on Trump as 2nd Republican presidential debate takes place

(Newser) - The way things stood Monday remain how they stand just hours before the Republican presidential debate Wednesday in California, with two notable candidates not expected to take the stage. FOX 26 Houston reports that former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson didn't make the cut, while former President Trump, far and...

Chris Christie: If I Flop in New Hampshire, I'll Quit

Longshot GOP candidate puts all his chips on the first-in-the-nation primary

(Newser) - Chris Christie is lagging in the polls, but he's making what the New York Times calls a "big bet" on the 2024 race. "I can't see myself leaving the race under any circumstances before New Hampshire," he tells the newspaper. "If I don't...

The GOP Debate Was Feisty. Who Won?
The GOP Debate
Was Feisty. Who Won?

The GOP Debate Was Feisty. Who Won?

Former President Trump is the 'clear winner,' per Vox

(Newser) - Without former President Trump on stage, the eight "underdogs" taking part in the first Republican presidential primary debate Wednesday in Milwaukee had the opportunity to "differentiate themselves in the field," reports the New York Times . Many seized on the chance and "at certain points, you could...

Fox News Bars Trump Team From Post-Debate Coverage
Fox News Bars Trump Team
From Post-Debate Coverage
the rundown

Fox News Bars Trump Team From Post-Debate Coverage

Eight GOP candidates will be on the stage Wednesday night in Milwaukee

(Newser) - Nine candidates may have the numbers to officially qualify for the first Republican debate Wednesday night, but only eight will be on the stage. Coverage:
  • The eight: Candidates on stage will Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott, Nikki Haley, Mike Pence, Chris Christie, Vivek Ramaswamy, Doug Burgum, and Asa Hutchinson, reports the

Christie Calls Trump 'Certified Loser, Verified Coward'

Lagging candidate also mocks DeSantis over advice to praise former president in debate

(Newser) - Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie responded with mock shock Friday to the Republican frontrunner's decision to skip the party's presidential debate next week. Donald Trump, freshly indicted in Georgia, is required to turn himself in by the end of the week in Fulton County. "Surprise, surprise...

Christie Fires Back After Trump Mocks His Weight

Say it to my face at the debate, says the former New Jersey governor

(Newser) - For now, the most salient stat regarding Donald Trump and Chris Christie is that the former president has 59% of the support of GOP voters and the former governor has 3%, reports the Hill , citing a Morning Consult poll. But the rival candidates are nonetheless engaging in some one-on-one mockery...

Chris Christie Bears an Unusual Gift for Zelensky

POTUS candidate presents Ukrainian leader with lyrics to 'It's My Life,' handwritten by Jon Bon Jovi

(Newser) - One topic that Republicans disagree on is whether the United States should keep sending aid to Ukraine for its war with Russia. Now, one GOP presidential candidate has just made a big gesture reinforcing which side he's on. The Independent reports that former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie surprised...

Christie Zings Back at Trump Over Jokes About Weight

'He should take a look in the mirror'

(Newser) - Chris Christie is firing back at Donald Trump's potshots about his weight with a potshot of his own: "He should take a look in the mirror." The former New Jersey governor appeared on Fox's MediaBuzz over the weekend, where host Howard Kurtz asked him about the...

Barr on 'Fundamentally Flawed' Trump: Prison Is a Bad Idea

Chris Christie and ex-DOD chief Mark Esper also laid into former president on Sunday news shows

(Newser) - A trio of past allies and members of former President Trump's Cabinet showed up on the Sunday news programs, and it wasn't to sing his praises. First up: erstwhile Attorney General Bill Barr, who the New York Times notes used "extraordinary language" to describe his ex-boss during...

Christie Goes Hard on Trump at Town Hall: 'Loser, Loser, Loser!'

On CNN, ex-NJ governor calls GOP presidential rival 'vengeful,' compares him to Voldemort

(Newser) - The Chris Christie of 2016 (and even 2019 ) is much different than the Chris Christie of 2023 —at least when it comes to how he feels about former President Trump. "Loser, loser, loser!" is how the former New Jersey governor now depicts Trump, just one of...

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