Gov. Chris Christie is seriously weighing a return to the presidential field in 2024, Axios reported Wednesday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the former governor’s thinking.
The former governor ran for president in 2016, but failed to gain ground in a crowded primary whose attention was quickly consumed by then-candidate Donald Trump.
His campaigning tanked his popularity at home, and a series of dust ups, Bridgegate chief among them, in New Jersey did little to help.
Christie has not clearly stated his intent to run, though he has declined to rule out another run at the presidency.
Though he occasionally split with Trump, Christie tied himself to the former president, aiding in debate preparations during the 2020 election and appearing at the White House on a number of occasions.
The former governor has kept in the public eye since completing his second term as governor. He is a paid contributor for ABC News, runs the Christie Institute for Public Policy at Seton Hall University and leads Christie 55 Solutions, a lobbying firm.