After a dismal finish in the New Hampshire Republican primary Tuesday night, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced on Wednesday he would officially be suspending his presidential campaign.
In a state where Christie had invested the bulk of his resources, his lackluster finish in New Hampshire was effectively the nail in the coffin for his presidential aspirations, Mashable reports.
Announcing the suspension in a Facebook post, Christie stated,
Before the announcement, Chris Christie had planned on traveling to South Carolina to continue campaigning. Instead, he took a flight from New Hampshire back to his home state of New Jersey, first telling the press,
Considering Christie had not qualified to participate in the upcoming Republican debate, it's unlikely his campaign could have bounced back from this clear defeat.
Many likely remember the "Bridgegate" scandal in which Christie's aides caused a week of nightmare traffic for New Jersey residents as part of a strange personal vendetta. Slowing down his bid from the start, the scandal sent many deep-pocketed donors running for the hills.
No word yet on what Chris Christie plans to do politically now that he's officially out of the 2016 presidential race.