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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
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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...

After Fat-Shaming Post, Christie Calls Trump 'a Spoiled Baby'

Former president shared doctored video

(Newser) - Chris Christie criticized Donald Trump on a couple of fronts after the former president posted an altered video on his social media site mocking his rival's weight. The video was doctored to make it appear Christie was standing at an all-you-can-buffet, holding a plate of food, when he kicked...

Christie Slams Trump Family for 'Breathtaking' Grift
Christie Rips Trump Family 'Grift'

Christie Rips Trump Family 'Grift'

GOP candidate raises $2B investment from Saudi fund in Kushner's firm

(Newser) - In launching his presidential candidacy this week, Chris Christie did not limit his Trump criticism to the former president. He included Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, the Hill reports. The onetime New Jersey governor wondered why Kushner's investment firm Affinity Equity received a $2...

Chris Christie Makes 2024 Run Official

Former NJ governor is ready to take on Trump

(Newser) - Chris Christie officially joined the race for the GOP White House nomination Tuesday—giving frontrunner Donald Trump a rival more outspoken than most. The former New Jersey governor, as expected , filed paperwork for his candidacy Tuesday and he plans to formally announce the bid at a town hall-style event in...

Another Familiar Name to Join 2024 Race

Chris Christie plans to formally launch next week, say multiple reports

(Newser) - It looks like the 2024 Republican field is about to grow by one: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to formally launch his run on Tuesday in New Hampshire, according to multiple reports. Axios , which first reported the news, frames things this way: The 60-year-old Christie is a...

Christie Rips Trump's Reaction to Verdict

Pence says voters aren't focused on trial

(Newser) - One potential rival for the GOP presidential nomination is not buying Donald Trump's claim made after a federal jury found the former president liable for sexual abusing and defaming E. Jean Carroll. "His response yesterday to me was ridiculous, that he didn't even know the woman,"...

Chris Christie's Niece Booted Off Plane, Allegedly Bites Officers

Shannon Epstein accused of injuring six deputies during altercation at New Orleans airport

(Newser) - Chris Christie is in the mix as a potential 2024 candidate, and one of his nieces is providing the wrong kind of headlines for him. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that 25-year-old Shannon Epstein bit and spit on deputies trying to detain her at Louis Armstrong International Airport. Jefferson Parish...

Report: GOP Governors Meeting Applauds After Christie Slams Trump

He said midterm voters 'rejected crazy,' sources say

(Newser) - With Donald Trump expected to announce a new White House bid Tuesday night, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was applauded when he criticized the former president in front of Republican governors and donors Tuesday morning, insiders say. Sources tell Axios that Christie, speaking to the annual meeting of Republican...

Chris Christie Zings Trump Over 2020 Loss

'When I ran for reelection in 2013, I got 60% of the vote'

(Newser) - "I'm not going to get into a back-and-forth with Donald Trump," Chris Christie told Axios this week—although taunting the former president for losing last year's election seems like a guaranteed way to get into a back-and-forth with Donald Trump. "What I will say is...

Christie Calls on GOP to Stop the Lying

At Reagan Library, former Trump adviser warns against 'blind faith and obedience'

(Newser) - In an address delivered on hallowed ground for the GOP—the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California—former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told the Republican Party it needs to turn away from the direction Donald Trump has taken it and stop "this lying." Republicans should accept the...

Pardon Brings Fresh Attention to Lurid Kushner Case
Pardon Brings Fresh Attention
to Lurid Kushner Case
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Pardon Brings Fresh Attention to Lurid Kushner Case

Charles Kushner hired a prostitute in a sting against his own brother-in-law

(Newser) - On the one hand, President Trump's latest batch of pardons was excellent news for the Kushner family. On the other hand, it has brought renewed attention to why Charles Kushner—the father of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner—needed a pardon in the first place. It's not a pretty...

Christie: I Might Challenge Trump in '24

'I would not rule it out'

(Newser) - In President Trump's view, the 2020 election is still not settled. And yet, headlines about a potential 2024 contest already are surfacing. In a Monday interview with conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, Chris Christie said he's considering a run in the next presidential election—even if...

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