Christie, Fiorina suspend 2016 campaigns

by  |  published on February 11, 2016

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie suspended his Republican presidential bid Wednesday afternoon, joining former HP executive Carly Fiorina in exiting the 2016 race after a disappointing finish in the New Hampshire primary.

Sources say Christie met with staff in person Wednesday in Morristown, N.J., and also held a conference call to announce his decision to his campaign team.

The announcement was widely expected, after the two-term governor returned home after his loss Tuesday night to weigh his options.

Christie had finished sixth in the primary contest, while Fiorina finished seventh.

In a statement on Facebook, Christie said, “I ran for president to say that the government needs to once again work for the people, not the people work for the government. And while running for president I tried to reinforce what I have always believed – that speaking your mind matters, that experience matters, that competence matters and that it will always matter in leading our nation…. And so today, I leave the race without an ounce of regret.”

  • Seedman

    Now Christie will have more time to hug Skunk Obama and Hillary Rotten Clinton. Her middle name sums it up. Bernadebt is a real life Santa Claus. Something for everybody. If Bernadebt comes to his senses he would see the once proud United States is so many trillions in debt already, there may be no recovery. Sadly Donald T. probably does not understand the role the Constitution gives a president. His empty promises will lead to more problems to gullible voters. Another year, another round of Obamacare premium increases. Insurance we don’t need, at a cost we cannot afford.

  • Gary Vogt

    What baffles me is that she thought she was ready to run. I know, anybody can, and she did. However I don’t believe it will help her resume.

  • James in Texas

    I am saddened for Ms. Fiorina, she was a breathe of fresh-air in this crazy election farce put together by the “big-money” folks like Carl Rove. I hope the next “Conservative President” of our nation can find a place for her in the “new administration”, she has the talents to work for improvement and “real Hope and Change” which this nation needs so badly!

    • Ken says

      What is it that is so good about Carly? Is it her support of Dole in 08? Both financial and organizational. Her support of Romney in 12? Her outsourcing HP and ultimate firing. Her long track record of other business blunders? What is it you like about the RINO?

      • James in Texas

        Everybody has a position. You have yours, I have mine. Let’s just leave at that!

        • Ken says

          Now that is well spoken for a RINO

          • James in Texas

            Well, I’ve been a Conservative since 1963, what’s your age-date, others than name calling!

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