Even though Governor Chris Christie is not a presidential candidate, he plans to campaign like one in New Hampshire next week in his preferred format: a town hall meeting.
Christie’s leadership political action committee has announced two town hall meetings during his visit to the Granite State. The New Jerseyan told reporters he expects to make a decision on running for president in “the next three months or so.”
The first town meeting will take place at the Londonderry Lions Club at noon on April 15. The second town hall will be held on April 17, but the location has not been announced.
This marks Christie’s first trip to New Hampshire since mid-February.
During his tenure as governor, Christie picked up national attention for his blunt style at town hall meetings with constituents in New Jersey. Last week, he held his 134th town hall in the Garden State, according to a tally from the governor’s office.
The town hall meeting — a hallmark of New Hampshire primary campaigns — typically features remarks from the candidate before he or she takes questions.
Four years ago, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney branded his town hall events as “Ask Mitt Anything.” Christie calls his similar events “Tell It Like It Is” town halls.