Chris Christie Gets A Super PAC Ahead Of His Likely 2024 Bid

  • Allies of former Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey have formed a super PAC to support him in the nascent Republican primary, as he makes preparations for a likely campaign kickoff in the next two weeks, according to an official with the group and others briefed on the matter.
  • Christie’s candidacy is likely to focus in part on drawing a stark contrast with former President Donald Trump. Christie supported Trump in 2016 and worked with him during his presidency, but they split over Trump’s claims on election night in 2020 that the race was stolen from him.
  • People who have been close to Christie for years are leading the outside group, Tell It Like It Is, which is laying the groundwork for an imminent announcement, one of the people briefed on the matter said. Brian Jones, an aide who advised Sen. John McCain’s presidential bid in 2008 and Mitt Romney’s in 2012, will run the effort.
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