Republican ex-New Jersey governor coy on whether he is thinking of 2024 ballot run with centrist No Labels group.
Republican ex-New Jersey governor coy on whether he is thinking of 2024 ballot run with centrist No Labels group.

Chris Christie weighs third-party run, no labels ticket considered

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Republican ex-New Jersey governor coy on whether he is thinking of 2024 ballot run with centrist No Labels group.

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who previously challenged Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, has hinted at the possibility of running on a third-party No Labels ticket. 

While such a move is viewed as potentially impacting Joe Biden more than Trump, Christie emphasized his aim to prevent what he sees as the drawbacks of a second Trump term.

Consideration of No Labels Run

During an appearance on The Axe Files podcast hosted by David Axelrod, a former adviser to Barack Obama, Christie did not rule out the prospect of running for the White House under the No Labels banner. 

He expressed a willingness to take action to prevent what he believes would be the negative consequences of another Trump presidency.

No Labels Movement

No Labels, founded in 2010, aims to transcend partisan divisions by advocating for bipartisan solutions to the country’s challenges. 

While seeking ballot access for the presidential election and claiming qualification in 18 states, the movement has faced resistance from potential candidates. Nevertheless, it has formed a committee to select a “unity presidential ticket.”

Potential Impact of Third-Party Candidates

The potential candidacy of Christie or another third-party candidate has raised concerns about acting as spoilers in the election, diverting votes from major-party nominees. Examples cited include Jill Stein’s impact on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and Ralph Nader’s role in the 2000 election outcome.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Response

In response to the New York Times’ suggestion that running a third-party campaign requires a certain level of privilege, environmental activist and independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. vehemently rejected the notion, highlighting the complexities and challenges involved in such endeavors.

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