Christie building up campaign while sticking close to home
NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's team is pushing back against the impression that he's struggling in his expected presidential bid.
Lest there be any doubt his presidential prospects are alive, Christie's supporters announced new hires and donors Thursday, as well as the launch of a super PAC that can raise unlimited money for his presidential ambitions.
But the Republican governor nonetheless appears to be taking a different tack than his likely rivals when it comes to how he's spending his time. Facing a lagging economy in the state and record-low approval ratings, he's staying close to home - as other potential candidates attend highly publicized events with party officials and activists in early voting states.
That's raising questions, if not frustration, for some people open to supporting him.