Already vying with 13 other Republicans for the party’s presidential nomination, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) may have to face another challenge during his bid for the White House: his state legislature.
Two Democratic state senators are working on a bill that would require the state’s governor to resign in order to run for president, which would force Christie to give up the remaining two and a half years he has left in his term if he wants to keep his presidential bid going.
“He’s not doing the state any good by spending the bulk of his time out of state,” state Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D), who is expected to be one of the bill’s sponsors, told NJ.com. “And even when he’s in-state, he’s focusing on what he has to do to get elected president — which often runs contrary to what he ought to do for the state.”