Christie supporters launch ‘Ready for Christie’ PAC

November 7, 2013
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R)  (Rich Schultz/AP)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R)  (Rich Schultz/AP)

Ready for Hillary, meet Ready for Christie.

A new super PAC has been filed with the Federal Election Commission called Ready for Christie. The political action committee has also launched its Web site and a brief Web video at ReadyforChristie.com.

It doesn't appear to be the work of high-profile Christie supporters, as with Ready for Hillary and other top candidate-focused super PACs.

The super PAC, as with Ready for Hillary for Hillary Rodham Clinton, is trying to lure the New Jersey governor in to the 2016 presidential race.

According to its Web site, it was launched by "Midwestern supporters" of Christie, including "multimedia arts professional" Joe Colby and former congressional aide Matt McKnight. The two appear to be college students in Ohio, according to a local Web site.

They didn't immediately respond to a request for more information.

Christie was overwhelmingly reelected as governor Tuesday and has made little secret that he might run for president in three years.

Update 1:20 p.m.: Noticing the new group's launch on Wednesday, the Democratic super PAC American Bridge snapped up a similar Web site domain, ReadyforChristie.org. It is currently redirecting that address to this report, about how Mitt Romney's campaign had reservations about Christie during the vice presidential vetting process.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix, the Post’s top political blog.
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