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Former Governor Chris Christie withdraws his candidacy for the US presidential election

The former governor of the state of New Jersey Chris Christie has decided this Wednesday to withdraw as a candidate for the Republican Party primaries in his race for the White House a few days before the Iowa caucuses or neighborhood assemblies are held.

He announced this during an event held in the state of New Hampshire in which he stressed that “campaigns are done to win.” “It is very clear to me that there is no path, so I have decided to suspend my campaign tonight,” he said.

His withdrawal could boost former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who in recent weeks has gained support against her main rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is second behind former US President Donald Trump, according to reports. picked up by NBC News.

Shortly before the live broadcast began, Christie’s team mistakenly broadcast a private conversation in which the former governor of the state of New Jersey is heard saying that Haley is not prepared to assume the weight of being a candidate.

Christie previously ran in the 2016 Republican primaries, a time in which he tried to establish himself as the main alternative to Trump, who nevertheless won the Republican Party vote and, later, beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. .

The former governor of the state of New Jersey, who announced his candidacy in early June, thus joins others who have already abandoned the presidential race, such as the mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez, and former US vice president Mike Pence.

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