After a lackluster showing in New Hampshire reports indicate that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will drop out of the 2016 race.
According to Fox Business Network, Christie will be suspending his campaign Wednesday after finishing sixth in the New Hampshire primary and tenth in Iowa.
The writing was on the wall last Tuesday night when Christie announced that he would return to New Jersey instead of head to South Carolina. Christie said, “Mary Pat and I spoke tonight and we’ve decided to go home to New Jersey tomorrow and we’re going to take a deep breath and see what the results are tonight. By tomorrow morning or tomorrow afternoon we should know.”
Christie said that after the final results of New Hampshire were known, “that should allow us to make a decision.”
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) February 10, 2016
UPDATE: Earlier Wednesday, a Christie campaign spokesperson indicated, “No decision has been made.” That statement contradicted both Reuters and ABC‘s reporting. However, as of 4:47 PM EST, NBC News confirmed with the Christie campaign that the New Jersey governor is indeed going to suspend his campaign for president.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 10, 2016