Chris Christie will seek to be alternative to Trump in expected presidential campaign

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to announce his 2024 presidential run as an alternative to Trump at a town hall event in Manchester, New Hampshire.

To recap: Christie previously ran for president in 2016 but dropped out after a disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire.
* He was once a longtime friend of Trump and endorsed him during the 2016 primary.
* Christie gained national attention as governor, notably during Superstorm Sandy in 2012, but his reputation was later damaged by the “Bridgegate” scandal.

Shift in stance: Christie broke with Trump after the January 6th Capitol attack and has become increasingly critical of the former president.
* He wrote a book titled ~~”Republican Rescue: Saving the Party From Truth Deniers, Conspiracy Theorists, and the Dangerous Policies of Joe Biden.”~~

Significance of the announcement: New Hampshire holds the first primary election in the Republican calendar, and Christie has spent a notable amount of time there leading up to his expected announcement.

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