In a town hall speech Tuesday night, in New Hampshire, the former Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie announced that he has suspended his campaign for President.
“It is clear to me tonight that there isn’t a path for me to win the nomination, which is why I’m suspending my campaign tonight for President of the United States,” said Christie. He called it the “right thing for me to do” and promised that he would never “enable Donald Trump to become, to ever be president of the United States again.”
During his announcement, he emphasized the need for unity and his opposition to Donald Trump. Christie criticized other Republicans for their lack of criticism of Trump.
Christie had struggled to make major waves in the party’s primary, sitting in the low single digits nationwide, with a few states in the high single digits. The main stance of his campaign was being against a second term of Donald Trump as President.
Many believed that Christie would make it to the New Hampshire primary, a state that had him polling above Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswamy, before making the decision to continue or drop out of the race.
The biggest beneficiary of Christie’s campaign suspension may be Nikki Haley. Recent polls have Haley pulling within single digits of Donald Trump in New Hampshire. The majority of Christie voters preferred Haley to the other candidates in the race.