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Chris Christe Suspends Campaign

Gov. Chris Christe, the man who promised to make sure marijuana never became legal, has officially suspend his campaign, according to multiple outlets.

Mother Jones reports:

After a disappointing sixth-place finish in the New Hampshire Republican primary Tuesday night, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will suspend his campaign for president, multiple outlets are reporting. CNN reported Wednesday morning that Christie is “a realist” who realized that he probably wouldn’t qualify for the main stage in Saturday’s GOP debate, and “also realized that the fundraising was going to dry up.”

After the results came in Tuesday night, Christie told a crowd of supporters that his message was “stood for by a lot of folks in New Hampshire, just not enough. Not enough tonight. And that’s okay.” Christie said that after speaking with his wife, they’d decided to go back home to New Jersey on Wednesday to “take a deep breath, see what the final results are…and make a decision about how we move from here in this race.”

Christie had a strong showing in the Republican debate in New Hampshire on Saturday, and he may have dealt a mortal blow to Sen. Marco Rubio’s campaign by harping on the freshman senator’s lack of executive experience and his reliance on a “memorized 25-second speech,” which Rubio then made the mistake of repeating almost verbatim. Rubio, who had momentum after a strong third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, fell to fifth in New Hampshire.

But if Christie helped bring Rubio down, he may not have done much to lift himself up as his campaign draws its final breaths.

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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