Chris Christie predicts that less than a dozen Republicans will run for president in 2024.
He charged Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton as top candidates.
Christie says the decision comes down to appeasing one man or supporting the whole country.
One-time Trump ally and potential 2024 presidential candidate Chris Christie says the top of the next GOP ticket will likely feature Donald Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Ted Cruz, or maybe half a dozen others to see who the party in the future.
“I think it’ll be somewhere between six and eight. And I think you’ll see people talking about whether the future of the Republican Party is like mine or ours,” the former New York governor said. Jersey told conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday.
Christie also threw Trump-appointed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Republican Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton into the potential mix with the controversial former presidentTrump’s estranged two-time former running mateand the Texas Republican Trump thrashed during the 2016 presidential contest.
Other possible candidates Christie apparently discounted among others Florida Governor Ron DeSantisVirginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and former South Carolina Governor and Trump-appointed UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. Christie also dropped himself off the list, even though he ran in 2016 and has recently made the rounds with other GOP leaders trying to reclaim control of the party from Trump.
trump card keeps hinting that he will run again but has not made an official announcement yet. That has left the door open for others to float their own agendas – like Rick Scott’s provocative “Rescue America” plan and Pence wipes”Freedomplatform — while Trump is constantly outraged at his loss to Joe Biden.
Christie explained the binary pick to GOP voters as she stoked for Georgia Governor Brian Kemp in May, warning MAGAworld that Trump’s “party mine” mentality is not a winning formula. “We should be tomorrow’s party, not yesterday’s party,” says Christie said. Pence agreed by stressing that “elections are about the future” during a pre-primary rally for Kemp in Georgia.
Kemp faced a primary challenge from former Republican Senator David Perdue, who dragged Trump out of retirement to punish Kemp for not supporting his baseless claims about election fraud in 2020. Kemp defeat Perdu with almost 50 points.
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