Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey, reportedly filed his papers to run for president on Tuesday in an effort to challenge former President Trump once more in 2024.
In the crowded Republican primary race for 2024, Christie is the most recent Republican to declare.
Last month, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott declared their intentions to challenge Donald Trump for the GOP presidential nomination.
Earlier this year, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, and former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson also announced their intentions to run.
Along with North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, former Vice President Mike Pence is anticipated to formally declare a run on Wednesday. Chris Sununu, the governor of New Hampshire, declared last week that he will not be running for president.
Christie’s 2016 bid for the Republican presidential nomination was cut short after a lackluster performance in the New Hampshire primary in February. In the early primary state, he came in sixth position.
The former governor of New Jersey has no qualms about constantly and openly criticizing Trump. The presumed GOP field for the White House has mainly refrained from criticizing the outgoing leader, but the next debates may change that dynamic.