Less than a month after former Governor Jeb Bush launched is own political action committee to help raise money for his probable 2016 presidential campaign, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has just launched his leadership PAC.
Christie’s Leadership Matters For America will have to move swiftly to try to keep Bush and his PAC from vacuuming up all of the national “establishment” Republican donors both men are said to share.
With a likely Bush presidential candidacy not too far from being rolled out, and possibly another Romney run for president, some politicos around the nation believe that Christie’s chances to win the GOP presidential nomination has been greatly diminished.
This past weekend at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Christie impressed many conservatives in attendance, but by the time he hit the stage, Governor Scott Walker and Senator Ted Cruz had already gone on, and stolen the show.
Both Romney and Bush did not attend the summit in Iowa.
Even if Romney does not get in the race, a move that would help Christie with donors, it will still be somewhat of a uphill challenge to defeat the Bush machine.
But while both Bush and Christie will fight it out over the same donor base of support, if Senator Marco Rubio were to jump into the fray, he could and would siphon away a good portion of this support Bush and Christie are expected to garner.
Rubio is considered to politically stand to the right of both men. He also appeals to many moderate Republicans who still believe that he is the new face of the GOP, and that in order to win in 2016. the Republican Party needs to inject someone like Rubio in the race to be able to win over the growing Hispanic and young American voting blocs.