MANCHESTER, N.H. — It turns out that Chris Christie will miss his flight to South Carolina after all.
The New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate said tonight that he plans to go with his family back to his home state on Wednesday to mull the future of his presidential campaign.
Christie had vowed to head to South Carolina on Wednesday even if he finished sixth — “depending on what sixth looks like.”
It looked Tuesday night like he would finish sixth with about 8 percent of the vote, but was likely to remain well below the third, fourth and fifth-place candidates with about 11 percent each.
“Mary Pat and I spoke tonight and we’ve decided that we’re going to go home to New Jersey tomorrow and we’re going to take a deep breath,” Christie told supporters after apparently coming in sixth place in the New Hampshire primaries.
Christie said he wants to “see what the final results are, because that matters, whether we’re sixth or fifth.” Then by Wednesday morning or afternoon, “we should know what the vote count is,” which will help the family decide the next step — either suspending the campaign or carrying on to the next primary state.
“There’s no reason to go to sit in South Carolina in a hotel room to hear that,” Christie said.
The candidate added that he wants to go home and “actually get a change of clothes.”
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