Chris Christie won’t ‘pre­clude’ third-par­ty No Labels run

Chris Christie won’t ‘preclude’ third-party No Labels run

For­mer New Jer­sey Gov. Chris Christie sug­gest­ed he is now open to run­ning as a third-par­ty can­di­date this Novem­ber.
Christie appeared on the pod­cast the Axe Files in an episode that aired Thurs­day. The inter­view came over two months after Christie dropped out of the run­ning for the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion. In Feb­ru­ary, Christie denied he was con­sid­er­ing leav­ing the Repub­li­can Par­ty, say­ing he “will nev­er stop fight­ing to change” it.
How­ev­er, now the for­mer gov­er­nor sug­gest­ed he is open to run­ning with the No Labels par­ty when host David Axel­rod asked him about it.
“You know, I think the way I would look at it is, I will do what­ev­er I can to try to make sure that the coun­try doesn’t go through what I think will be the mis­ery of a sec­ond Trump term,” Christie said. “But I wouldn’t pre­clude any­thing at this point, David. I would just say that there are a num­ber of hur­dles to get over before I would actu­al­ly con­sid­er run­ning as a third par­ty.”

No Labels has yet to present a can­di­date after its hon­orary chair­man, for­mer Mary­land Gov. Lar­ry Hogan, teased his own cam­paign last year. Now Hogan is run­ning for the open U.S. Sen­ate seat in Mary­land, leav­ing the door open for anoth­er can­di­date to run as the party’s pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee.
Since drop­ping out of the Repub­li­can Party’s pres­i­den­tial race, Christie, along with fo …