Chris Christie is a former US District Attorney in the district of New Jersey (2002-2008) and is the current Governor of that same state, since 2010. He was expected by many to make a run for the Republican nomination for the presidency in 2012, which Mitt Romney won, but Christie never entered the race.

Age: 53 (born September 6, 1962)

Campaign: Christie 2016: Telling It Like It Is

Main political views: Christie is considered to be a moderate Republican and part of the establishment as well as enjoying the support of big businesses. This puts him in the same category as the likes of Romney (although he is not running this time) and Jeb Bush, whom Christie will have to compete with for the moderates’ votes.

Chances of winning: Christie’s chances of winning the Republican nomination are minor. In part, this is due to the fierce competition and the large field the Republicans have this time around. The sheer multitude of the field, condemns many otherwise realistic and favored candidate, such as Christie, to drown among the other outsiders.

Update: Chris Christie withdrew his presidential bid after the New Hampshire Primary. He failed to make the top 5 in both Iowa and New Hampshire and suspended his campaign as a result. Christie later decided to endorse Donald Trump.

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