Christie: New Jersey would be 'incredibly lucky’ if wife ran for Congress

Christie: New Jersey would be 'incredibly lucky’ if wife ran for Congress
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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Tuesday night promoted his wife, Mary Pat Christie, as a potential congressional candidate.

Christie said New Jersey "would be incredibly lucky" if she were to run. 

“Listen, the state would be incredibly lucky if Mary Pat Christie would run for office. I’ve been trying to convince her that maybe she should run for Congress.  I think she would be fabulous," Christie said at a book signing, according to


Christie reportedly touted his wife as a possible challenger to Rep. Mikie SherrillRebecca (Mikie) Michelle SherrillHillicon Valley: Amazon to challenge Pentagon cloud contract in court | State antitrust investigation into Google expands | Intel agencies no longer collecting location data without warrant Bipartisan bill to secure election tech advances to House floor Our commitment to veterans can help us lead for all Americans MORE (D-N.J.) in 2020. Sherrill, a freshman lawmaker, in November flipped a seat that had previously long been held by the GOP. 

Christie said Mary Pat has "all the elements of a candidate.”

“She’s learned a heck of a lot watching all my mistakes and she wouldn’t repeat them, which is really nice,” he said. “Anybody who’s met Mary Pat knows that she’s significantly more charming and better looking than me, so she’s got all the elements of a candidate.”

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