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Chris Christie is a former Governor of New Jersey and is running for President of the United States in 2024. He is a member of the Moderate conservative wing of the Republican Party. We assign Chris Christie a Right-Center Biased and Mixed factual rating due to numerous failed fact checks.

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Chris Christie

State: New Jersey 
Title: Former Governor (2010 – 2018) – Attorney
Political Party: Republican
Political Alignment: Moderate Conservative
Factual Rating: Mixed


  • United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey (2002-2008)
  • Governor of New Jersey (2010-2018)
  • Political Commentator and Lobbyist (2018-Present)
  • Republican Presidential Candidate (2023 – Present)

Stance on Key Policies:

  • Abortion Rights: Mixed – Christie is pro-life with exceptions. He has successfully defunded Planned Parenthood in New Jersey.
  • Economy: Free Market CapitalismChristie is against higher taxes on the wealthy. He supports simplifying the tax code.
  • Climate Change: AcknowledgesChristie acknowledges climate change as a pressing problem and, in 2022, called it an “Existential Crisis.”
  • Education: Choice-Charter-Private SchoolsHe supports both charter schools and vouchers.
  • Foreign Policy: Strong Defense – Christie ran for the presidency in 2016, articulating a conventional conservative internationalist foreign policy. He accused Obama of being weak and allowing American power to “retreat.” He said he would pursue a more assertive foreign policy. He wants Ukraine to have “every weapon they need to be able to win” in their war against Russia.
  • LGBTQ Rights: Mixed – Christie has taken a moderate stance on LGBTQ rights, vetoing a gay marriage bill but also appointing an openly gay judge and signing laws banning conversion therapy. In 2023 he supported the Supreme Court’s ruling that sided with a Christian wedding website designer who rejected servicing same-sex couples. Finally, he is opposed to Transgender healthcare bans.
    Gun Ownership: Limited Gun Control Measures – He vetoed a statewide I.D. system for gun owners and believes that gun laws are ineffective and that the focus should be on mental health.
  • Immigration: Limited Immigration – Opposes a pathway to citizenship. Wants to control immigration as a means to stop drugs from flowing into the country.
  • Health Care: MixedOpposes a single-payer system and nationalization of healthcare but supports expanding Medicare.
  • Overall: Moderate Conservative – His positions suggest that he supports some government regulation with climate change and health care and moderately supports LGBTQ rights.

View Chris Christie’s voting record

Recent Failed Fact Checks

(M. Huitsing 07/22/2023)

Last Updated on July 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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