Still, Christie stopped short of denying that an announcement was planned for next week at Livingston High School, which he graduated from in 1980. [Grammar alert! 'from where he graduated in 1980.']
Christie plans to make his announcement in the gymnasium of Livingston High School in the leafy suburban town where he grew up, about 30 miles west of New York City. He served as class president at the school for three years, and began his yearbook graduation message with the quote, "Great Hopes make Great Men." Christie often talks about how his upbringing shaped his rough-and-tumble persona.
After the announcement, Christie is scheduled to head to New Hampshire, where he will hold a town hall meeting in Sandown on Tuesday evening. He plans to remain in the state through July 4, according to a person with direct knowledge of the plan. The person lacked authorization to release details of Christie's rollout and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The decision underscores the importance for Christie of doing well in New Hampshire, which holds the party's first primary and has historically welcomed moderate candidates who visit often.