Chris Christie will soon be raising money for 2016
The New Jersey Governor has been fairly quiet in recent months about any possible 2016 aspirations he may have. However, it appears his team is assembling and may begin the processing of fund raising and quite possibly could launch a political action committee as well.
Report from the New York Post:
The Republican National Committee’s top fundraiser, Texas-based Ray Washburne, is preparing to join Christie’s team. He told the AP on Monday, “I won’t be the national finance chairman at the end of the week.” He declined to comment further because Christie has yet to announce his 2016 intentions.
Washburne was a leading fundraiser for Bush’s brother, former President George W. Bush.
Christie’s team is expected to start making moves to raise money for a prospective presidential campaign by the end of the month, according to a person who has been in touch with Christie’s team, but who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss the plans publicly. [Emphasis added]
That could include the potential formation of a political action committee to begin raising cash that can be used to support a prospective campaign, the person said.
Between Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, and Chris Christie, is there really anymore room in the establishment niche for someone like a Scott Walker or Marco Rubio? This will create a crowded field assuming that all three of the top tier contenders (Bush, Romney, and Christie) actually do launch campaigns.