Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie made a case to disgruntled New Hampshire Democrats and Independents wanting to unseat former President Trump as the likely GOP nominee for the 2024 presidential election.
“Vote in the Republican primary, baby,” he said last week. “We’re the only game in town, and we’re the only way to stop Donald Trump.”
Christie has focused nearly all of his campaign efforts on New Hampshire, with the hopes that a strong performance there could solidify him as a legitimate anti-Trump candidate.
The former New Jersey governor faces stark polls that show him to be unpopular among both Republicans and Democrats, but New Hampshire primary polling suggests that his support there could reach double digits — though still far behind Trump.
A new campaign presentation from the Christie team argues he has the best shot at taking down the former president.
“As the only campaign taking Trump on directly, we plan to break last. And by running … lean efficiently now, Christie will have the resources necessary to seize the opportunity when it arrives,” the presentation reads. “The goal is to outlast.”
Christie’s team argued that other candidates’ strategies — which it described as “get to [Trump’s] right, run as [his] clone, ignore him, try to please everyone” — aren’t working.