Christie Fizzles While Trump, Carson Gain

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie blustered out of the gate Tuesday in Livingston, New Jersey as he announced his candidacy for president on a platform of “plain truth”. However, his comments about how he’s compromised in his dealings with state Democrats did not score well with the Conservative GOP base.

Christie said: “Both parties have failed our country. Both parties have stood in the corner and held their breath and waited to get their own way. And both parties have lead us to believe that in America, a country that was built on compromise, that somehow now compromise is a dirty word. If Washington and Adams and Jefferson believed compromise was a dirty word, we’d still be under the crown of England.”

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Meanwhile, a Quinnipiac Iowa poll puts career neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and entrepreneur Donald Trump behind Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. Walker leads the bloated 14-candidate GOP field with 18% of poll respondents.

Walker, however, is down seven points from previous polls as Trump recently entered the race and Carson continues to introduce himself to the American public. Both Trump and Carson accounted for 10%. Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are one point behind at 9%.

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is at 8% and Senator Marco Rubio pulled in 7%. Christie bottomed out at 1%, but is early in his campaign.

Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.