Chris Christie is a Republican candidate for the office of President of the United States in 2016. On June 30, 2015, Christie made his announcement at Livingston High School, which he graduated from in 1980.
When asked on August 14, 2014, whether he would enter the presidential race in 2016, Christie stated, “I’m thinking about it. It is an enormous decision to make not only for me, but my family. Probably by the end of this year or the beginning of next I’ll decide.” In 2012, Christie made visits to key states, including Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. He also appeared at a national fundraising event in New York City on September 23, 2013. There have been 17 presidents who previously served as governors.
In recent candidate rankings, Crowdpac ranked Christie as a 3.4C (C being conservative) on a scale ranging from 10L to 10C, making him the third least conservative Republican presidential candidate. Christie received a grade of a “D/67” from the Leadership Project for America PAC.