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 SherrillBooker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements The 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority New Jersey Dems tell Pentagon not to use military funds for border wall 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.”

Christie is currently in the midst of a media blitz to promote his new book, "Let Me Finish," which details his career in politics, including his relationship with President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Dems demand Barr cancel 'inappropriate' press conference on Mueller report DOJ plans to release 'lightly redacted' version of Mueller report Thursday: WaPo Nadler accuses Barr of 'unprecedented steps' to 'spin' Mueller report MORE