Chris Christie re-surfaces, won’t rule out third party run – an early Christmas gift for Trump!

Just when you think you’ve heard the last from Chris Christie, the portly former New Jersey governor takes another bite at staying relevant in politics.

Christie, who dropped out of the Republican presidential primary in January, left open the possibility that he could run as a third-party candidate when asked by former Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod.

Keep in mind that when Christie announced that he did not see a path to win the GOP nomination, he added: “I want to promise you this, I’m going to make sure that in no way do I enable Donald Trump to ever be president of the United States again. And that’s more important than my own personal ambition.”

“One of the parties that is, at least notionally, going to be on the ballot is the No Labels Party,” Axelrod said on his podcast, the Axe Files. “Your name has come up as a potential nominee. Is that something you are considering?”

The former governor was clear that a third-party run remains a possibility — he would likely pull more votes away from Trump than he would from Biden.

“You know, I think the way I would look at it is, I will do whatever I can to try to make sure that the country doesn’t go through what I think will be the misery of a second Trump term,” Christie said. “But I wouldn’t preclude anything at this point, David. I would just say that there are a number of hurdles to get over before I would actually consider running as a third party.”

Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) is the honorary chairman of the No Labels Party, which has yet to select a presidential nominee. While he was considering his own run, Hogan surprisingly entered the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Maryland and now holds a double-digit lead over the Democratic candidate.

That decision left the door open for another candidate to be the No Labels Party nominee.

Interestingly, social media users seem to believe a Christie third-party run would actually help Trump defeat President Biden — here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story, as seen on X:

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