Chris Christie Hasn’t Ruled Out Third-Party 2024 Bid: Report – Trump News 2024


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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who ended his bid for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination last month, is now refusing to rule out a third-party presidential bid, according to a Tuesday report.

“I don’t know who the full field’s going to be yet,” Christie told “Good Morning America” on Tuesday. “And there might be a No Labels candidate.”

No Labels is the political organization considering running a “unity” ticket opposing President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, expected to be the Democratic and Republican nominees, respectively.

Christie admitted to the ABC Morning Show that the group had not yet approached him about running, but he did not say that he would not do so if asked.

“Well, what I’ve said in the past is that I’d have to see a path for anybody — not just me — but I think anybody who would accept that would need to see a path to 270 electoral votes,” he said. “If there was ever a time in our lifetime when a third-party candidate could make a difference, I think it’s now.”

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Christie engaged in a fiery back-and-forth with the far-left ladies of “The View” during an appearance in January before he dropped out fo the race over a discussion involving his 2024 GOP primary candidacy and after he said he won’t be voting for President Joe Biden.

After Christie said he wouldn’t be voting for either Biden or former President Donald Trump should the latter go on to win the GOP nomination, co-host Joy Behar waved her hand and accused him of being a “copout,” while fellow co-host Sunny Hostin said he would be surrendering his right to vote, the Daily Caller reported.

“If it’s Trump versus Biden, who would you vote for?” Behar asked.

“I wouldn’t vote for either of them. I wouldn’t. No, don’t give me that!” the former New Jersey governor responded.

“That’s a copout,” Behar interjected.

“No, it’s not a copout,” Christie pushed back.

“It’s a copout,” she reiterated.

“You want me to choose —” Christie began before Hostin chimed in.

“You would give away your right to vote?” Hostin asked.

“No, I would vote for everyone down the ticket. But I’m not gonna vote for — look, I’m not gonna vote for someone who I don’t believe is capable anymore of the presidency, which is Joe Biden, and somebody —”

Hostin then said that Christie believed Trump was capable of being president in the past, to which the former governor said he was wrong to think so.

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Christie did not qualify for the last GOP primary debate, which was held on Jan. 10 and hosted by CNN, because he was only polling at 3.8 percent nationally.

On Tuesday, Trump did not appear as a candidate in the Republican presidential primary held in the early-voting state of Nevada. However, his absence did not contribute to ensuring a triumph for Nikki Haley, his sole remaining prominent competitor for the 2024 GOP nomination.

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Although they were unable to write in Trump’s name, voters in the state-run Republican nominating contest could select “none of these candidates” instead.

Haley — the former two-term governor of South Carolina who later served as Trump’s U.N. ambassador — disregarded the Nevada primary results while her name was on the ballot.

Before the primary, Haley refrained from campaigning in Nevada and hasn’t been there since giving a speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership conference in late October.

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