Chris Christie

Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey who was defeated by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential primaries, announced Tuesday that he will run for the Republican nomination in 2024, setting up a rematch with the former president and broadening the field of GOP candidates.

Christie, 60, has positioned himself as the person most eager to attack both Trump, his longtime buddy turned opponent, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has been in second place in nearly every major Republican primary poll for months. Christie’s presence in the race may be uncomfortable for DeSantis, who believes that every additional candidate undermines his potential to consolidate support.