New Jersey Governor Christie to announce presidential bid Tuesday

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 25, 2015 11:51 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will announce on Tuesday that he is running for the presidency, according to a source familiar with his plans.

Christie will join more than a dozen other Republicans who have declared their intention to seek the party's nomination for the November 2016 presidential election.

Known for his brash demeanor, Christie has spent time during the past few months in the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa laying out a series of policy proposals, including on the economy and national security.

Public radio station WNYC first reported Christie's planned announcement.

(Reporting by Luciana Lopez; Editing by Grant McCool)