Former Governor Chris Christie has officially announced his second Presidential campaign in Manchester, New Hampshire.
A few hours before his announcement at a press conference, he filed official paperwork with the Federal Election Commission formalizing his candidacy.
It will be the second time Christie will compete against GOP front-runner Donald Trump. Christie ran for President in 2016, but dropped out after failing to garner enough support and finishing sixth in the New Hampshire primary. Though he went on to endorse Trump after his loss and helmed his transition team, Christie has now changed his tune and has become one of Trump’s biggest critics.
Christie is entering a crowded primary- as both Former Vice President Mike Pence and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum are each expected to announce their respective campaigns this week. Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchison, former UN Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Senator Tim Scott and venture capitalist Vivek Ramaswamy are also in the race.