Sudden drop-out from the 2024 presidential race threw Capitol Hill into chaos

Running a campaign can be stressful. Some people just can’t handle the heat anymore.

And a sudden drop-out from the 2024 presidential race threw Capitol Hill into chaos.

The race for the White House this year is proving to be one for the history books.

Donald Trump and Joe Biden have quickly become the rematch of the century.

But there are a few people who have tried to throw a wrench in both of their plans.

On Biden’s side, you had West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D), who teased a ton that he may run as a third-party candidate under the “No Labels” ticket.

Luckily for Biden, Manchin opted out of his plan.

Unfortunately for Biden, RFK Jr. is still in the race and has chosen an extremely far-Left, former Biden donor as his running mate.

Any hope of RFK Jr. taking votes from Trump have all but been destroyed.

Meanwhile, the No Labels ticket continued in their search of a disrupter – this time, against Donald Trump.

They thought they had found their man in former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, but they’re in for a rude awakening.

On Wednesday, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declined an opportunity to run for president on the No Labels ticket.

The No Labels campaign has attempted to put together a ticket that can challenge both former President Trump and President Biden in the 2024 election.

The group approached Christie about a possible run after he appeared to leave the door open for a third-party run in a public interview.

“I appreciate the encouragement I’ve gotten to pursue a third party candidacy. I believe we need a country that once again feels like everyone has a stake in what we’re doing and leadership that strives to bring people together, instead of using anger to divide us,” Christie said in a statement.

“While I believe this is a conversation that needs to be had with the American people, I also believe that if there is not a pathway to win and if my candidacy in any way, shape or form would help Donald Trump become president again, then it is not the way forward,” he said in a statement.

Christie considered joining a No Labels third-party ticket in recent weeks, and sources revealed to Fox News that he commissioned polling before deciding against it.

Christie had previously dismissed the concept of a No Labels run as a “fool’s errand” in an interview last year, shortly after launching his second presidential campaign.

The former two-term governor, who first campaigned for president in 2016, called off his 2024 Republican presidential campaign in mid-January, ahead of the New Hampshire primary.

The former Trump follower, ally, and adviser split with him over the then-president’s efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss to Biden. Christie became an outspoken Republican critic of the former president, making his opposition to Trump the cornerstone of his 2024 White House campaign.

Earlier this month, No Labels announced the formation of a committee to assess candidates for a prospective bipartisan presidential ticket in the November general election.

The committee’s statement comes a week after almost 800 No Labels delegates met virtually and agreed to support fielding a presidential ticket.

Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.

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