A report by Politico expects New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to announce his official bid for the 2016 presidential election this Tuesday. If this is the case, he will be the thirteenth Republican to enter the race. The announcement is set to be made right after the New Jersey legislature finalizes the state budget.
Previously, America thought of Christie as a serious contender for the American presidency. However, his approval ratings have since taken a hit. Currently, his approval ratings are at 30% in the state of New Jersey. What caused this fall from grace? It was a scandal called “Bridgegate” in 2013. Apparently, members of Christie’s team were involved in causing a traffic problem on the George Washington Bridge. The issue stemmed from revenge against a local politician.
Earlier this year, Christie faced controversy yet again. A source unveiled that he spent more than 82,000 dollars of government money for concessions at MetLife stadium. That’s a little absurd, but sometimes, it feels like the price of a large, popcorn combo is just under that.
Recently, Christie has been touring the country, making stops in Utah and Washington, D.C. We are on the lookout for any new developments on Christie’s presidential bid.