Latest Sign Christie’s Running For President: Wife Leaves Wall Street Job


Yet another sign that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is looking to run for president in 2016 came when a spokesman said the governor’s wife, Mary Pat Christie, had resigned her job as a managing director at the finance firm Angelo, Gordon & Co.

“Mrs. Christie has decided to take a hiatus from work in the finance world to spend more time with her family and young children,” Christie spokesman Kevin Roberts said, according on Friday. “She recently resigned her position as managing director at Angelo Gordon.”

A week earlier, Christie’s wife was asked if she would leave her job if her husband decided to run for president. Mary Pat Christie didn’t give a firm answer.

“I’m not sure what I’m going to do with regard to that, but I know I want to spend a lot of time with my family,” she said.

While other Republicans have formally jumped into the 2016 race, Christie hasn’t announced whether he would join them. But he has taken steps that suggest plans to run for president, including setting up a new political action committee and delivering a broad speech on Social Security in New Hampshire.

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