Group forms to back Christie in 2016
November 7th, 2013
04:05 PM ET
1 year ago

Group forms to back Christie in 2016

(CNN) - "Ready for Hillary": Please meet "Ready for Christie."

Two Chris Christie fans from the Midwest announced they filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to form a political action committee supportive of the Republican New Jersey governor and his potential 2016 presidential bid.

The group's name resembles the name of a similar group encouraging Hillary Clinton to run.

Where does Christie go next?

While "Ready for Hillary" got started with the help of a few experienced political hands, "Ready for Christie"was started by Joe Colby, whose Twitter account lists him as a media arts major at Ohio University, and Matt McKnight, who's billed as a "former Congressional staffer with a finance background" and also appears to be a student at Ohio University.

In an email, the group acknowledged it did not have an extensive background in politics or organizing, but argued they will not be "underestimated, or overlooked" because of their age.

"We will not be dismissed as 'too young to understand the issues' or develop answers to the challenges that face this Nation," the email stated.

According to their website, their goal is to "convince" Christie to seek the GOP nomination for president and "support him if he chooses to launch a campaign." They also created a one-minute web video, splicing together quotes from Christie's high-profile speech at the Republican National Convention.

– CNN's Bryan Monroe contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie
soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. jinx9to88

    @ MikeB
    "Ready for Christie," as in, we've added extra support to the stage.

    ----

    ROTFLMAO!!!!! You guys are cracking me up!!!

    November 7, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    don in albuquerque

    @the real tom paine–They really didn't have lobotomies??
    -------------------------------------------------
    Yes they did.
    Tom Paine was just being kind to little tom l.

    November 7, 2013 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  3. Ol' Yeller

    I notice the background is all blue.... getting ready to be RINO'ed?
    @Gurgyl- What did Paul say today? Or should I ask, I what did Paul regurgitate from Wikipedia today?

    November 7, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  4. Mr Dalloway

    The shot heard around the world will surely come his rear end

    November 7, 2013 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  5. rs

    I don't care what side we're talking about- 3 years is simply too long for length of the next Presidential campaign. Are we going to bother with primaries or debates, or just hold the election and wait until Janualry 2017 to do the inatallation?

    Frankly, any party that thinks they have a candidate already are in for a surprise...

    November 7, 2013 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  6. rs

    wow, a lefty pretending to care about manners! that's a new one!!
    ______________________
    The GOP will always have the Birthers and the TEA Party to account for JS- ALWAYS.

    November 7, 2013 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  7. Data Driven

    @Hillary 2016,

    " Why would we risk the country in the hands of a competent truth telling proven executive like Christie "

    Prove?

    November 7, 2013 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  8. Lynda/Minnesota

    "They also created a one-minute web video, splicing together quotes from Christie's high-profile speech at the Republican National Convention."

    Christie soundbites ... and Eastwood, too?

    Hey, Dominican mama you held out on me! You never mentioned Christie when I explained to you that I intentionally missed watching GOPervilles "we love Mitten's" convention.

    November 7, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  9. Data Driven

    @ThinkAgain,

    "until you got to the "accomplice to murder" part, when your jump off the reality train landed you in the loony bin."

    Yup. Get used to it, though. Also, such as, get ready for the Whitewater rehash to go with the newer Benghazi grits. Such as.

    /vince foster forever

    November 7, 2013 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  10. Silence DoGood

    " disengaged accomplice to murder like Hillary Clinton?"

    The best way to ASSURE a Hillary or other liberal victory in the near future would be for all TeaParty-friendly candidates to include the magic words in their platform: Benghazi, guns, creationism, communist-dicator.

    November 7, 2013 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  11. Lynda/Minnesota

    "3 years is simply too long for length of the next Presidential campaign."

    Especially if we are going to continue to hear about Chris Christie's "high profile" speech at the Republican National Convention.

    As usual, the media is going to go overboard and bore us to death with Chris Christie anecdotes. By the time debates roll in, even Mr. Murdoch himself won't be able to keep interest flowing Chris Christie's way.

    Come election day, Christie will already be burnt toast. And another GOPerville footnote for the history books of Also Ran.

    November 7, 2013 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  12. Thomas

    I didn't know Chris Christie used to be a lobbyist for Bernie Madoff , Lobbyist Chris Christie worked to remove securities fraud from a consumer fraud act on behalf of an organization run by Bernie Madoff.
    TEACHERS UNION SUES FIRM OVER TIES TO MADOFF. ... New Mexico's main teachers union says a Texas investment firm's connections with Bernie Madoff led to $25 million in losses from state investments and a teachers pension fund.

    Maybe thats why Chris Christie has is children in private schools .

    November 7, 2013 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  13. freedom

    I'm ready for this president to be held accountable for his misdeeds, lying, and obstructions of justice. Period.

    November 7, 2013 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  14. Data Driven

    @rs,

    "Frankly, any party that thinks they have a candidate already are in for a surprise..."

    In the Dems' case, let's hope.

    November 7, 2013 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  15. smith

    From the sounds of most of these comments it seems liberals fear Chris Christie. Liberals want a right- wing mud slinger they can easily tear down. The fear shows in the comments. 2016, awesome fat man vs. dumb woman who stays with cheating husband.

    November 7, 2013 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  16. Wake up People!

    I wouldn't vote for that obese bully that can't control his mouth, whether talking or eating. I hope the Tea baggers eat his obese ass alive!!

    November 7, 2013 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  17. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Lynda Minnesota
    Hey, Dominican mama you held out on me! You never mentioned Christie when I explained to you that I intentionally missed watching GOPervilles "we love Mitten's" convention
    -------------------------------------------------
    I didn't? My bad!
    He was priceless!
    The impression that I got was that the bulk of the speech was all about him.
    I think he forgot that he was there to bolster Mittens, not to introduce himself and his credentials to a national audience.
    Vintage Christie babe!
    I LMAO!
    What a disservice to Mittens; Christie should've stayed home for all the good he did.

    November 7, 2013 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  18. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I'm ready for this president to be held accountable for his misdeeds, lying, and obstructions of justice
    -------------------------------------------------
    We'll let President Romney know tout suite!

    November 7, 2013 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  19. Wes

    Well, we know he isn't a pathological liar like obama.

    November 7, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
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