N.J. Gov. Chris Christie acknowledges supporters as he formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J., on Tuesday. Brendan McDermid/Reuters/Landov hide caption itoggle caption Brendan McDermid/Reuters/Landov The Two-Way - News Blog N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Declares Candidacy For President Declaring "America is tired of hand-wringing and indecisiveness and weakness" in the White House, the Republican said he is ready "to fight for the people of the United States of America." He made the announcement at his high school alma mater, where he had been class president.