Christie, age 52, made his announcement at his high school alma mater, Livingston High School in Livingston, NJ.
Christie portrays himself as someone who will work across the political aisle to expand the economy, balance the budget and make government work better for people.
“If we’re going to lead, we have to stop worrying about being loved and start worrying about being respected again”. His speech sounded like many he’s given before.
“Gestational surrogacy is especially important to members of the LGBT community because it enables couples to establish parental rights and create a family while allowing such couples to have a genetic relation to their children”, explained Garden State Equality in a statement today on Christie’s veto.
“America is exhausted of handwringing and indecisiveness and weakness in the Oval Office”, the New Jersey governor said today to a cheering crowd.
He promised to talk bluntly, for instance, about issues like the entitlement system “that is bankrupting our country”.
He joins a crowded Republican field that includes 13 other candidates.
Hours earlier, Christie spoke by phone with donors, friends and out-of-state supporters.
Jim Kersten, a lobbyist and ex- state senator from Fort Dodge, flew out to help recruit Christie in 2012. A day later a short video was posted showing a more personal side of the governor in a town-hall style setting. LePage also praised Christie’s recent chairmanship of the Republican Governors Association, which poured more than $5 million into LePage’s tough re-election fight past year.
Mr Christie was once thought to be a leading contender for the White House.
His approval ratings began falling during the controversy over lane closings orchestrated by his aides in September 2013 for the approach to the George Washington Bridge connecting New Jersey and New York City, the busiest bridge in the country. “That’s why this job is a great job”, Christie said in his speech. “We deplore what Governor Christie has done”.
New Jersey’s first lady is ready to move on, reminding the public of Christie’s warmly regarded leadership during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, something he’s expected to emphasize on the campaign trail.
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“It is my personal opinion that the governor adopts policies that he believes will serve his political agenda regardless of whether or not they are good or necessary”, O’Neill said. “It’s not that we do not like Christie”.
O’Neill did not try to stand in the way, he said. “He seems very human and down to earth”, said supporter JoAnn Howard. But in the meantime, if you want to support his candidacy-in-waiting, you can go online and donate to Chris Christie for President, Inc.