Chris Christie Expected to Suspend Presidential Campaign; Carly Fiorina Drops Out
Chris Christie is expected to reach out to donors and supporters on Wednesday to discuss his decision
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to formally suspend his presidential campaign later on Wednesday, a source close to his campaign tells Politico. And fellow GOP hopeful Carly Fiorina has left the race as well.
Christie, who finished sixth in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, is expected to reach out to donors and supporters on Wednesday to discuss his decision.
Christie’s concession speech on Tuesday night seemed to indicate he would soon be leaving the race. He clarified that he wanted to go back to New Jersey to talk things over with his wife before making a decision.
“Mary Pat and I spoke tonight and we’ve decided to go home to New Jersey tomorrow and we’re going to take a deep breath and see what the results are tonight,” Christie said. “By tomorrow morning or tomorrow afternoon we should know.”
Christie added that finding out the New Hampshire primary results, “should allow us to make a decision.”
Fiorina dropped out of the race following a poor showing in the New Hampshire primary.
The former Hewlett-Packard CEO, who failed to qualify for Saturday night’s debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, announced she was suspending her campaign in a statement, saying, “I’ve said throughout this campaign that I will not sit down and be quiet. I’m not going to start now.”
“While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them.”