After a poor performance in the New Hampshire primary, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has formally suspended his campaign for president.
Christie was expected to spend part of the day reaching out to donors and top supporters to discuss his decision, according to Politico. However the campaign announced Wednesday afternoon that his his presidential bid has come to an end.
The decision came a day after the New Hampshire primary, in which Christie placed sixth, gaining zero delegates. The evening marked the first victories of the primary season for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, the Republican and Democractic winners, respectively.
Christie made his first significant impact on the race in weeks Saturday, when he attacked fellow candidate Marco Rubio during the GOP debate after the Florida senator appeared to repeat the same talking points in response to pointed moderator questions.
Otherwise, Christie struggled to gain traction throughout the early campaign, vacillating between the main and “kids’ table” debates, like competitors Mike Huckabee and Carly Fiorina, who have also withdrawn their candidacies, the latter’s having come earlier today.
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