Chris Christie withdraws from consideration for ‘No Labels’ presidential run

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turned down an offer to run for president  on a "No Labels" ticket on Wednesday.

The No Labels group has struggled to put forward a ticket challenging both former President Trump and President Biden in the 2024 election. The group contacted Christie about a potential run after he appeared to leave the door open to a third party run in a public interview.

"I appreciate the encouragement I’ve gotten to pursue a third party candidacy. I believe we need a country that once again feels like everyone has a stake in what we're doing and leadership that strives to bring people together, instead of using anger to divide us," Christie said in a statement.

"While I believe this is a conversation that needs to be had with the American people, I also believe that if there is not a pathway to win and if my candidacy in any way, shape or form would help Donald Trump become president again, then it is not the way forward," he added.

As Christie looked into the possibility of joining a No Labels third-party ticket in recent weeks, sources confirmed to Fox News he commissioned polling before deciding against the move.

Christie had previously shut down the idea of a No Labels run as a "fool's errand" in an interview last year, soon after he launched his second White House bid.... (Read more)