Former U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie plans to kick off his gubernatorial candidacy with a sweeping array of choreographed events up and down the state today.
In Newark, the Republican primary candidate plans to make an announcement speech at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and repeat it this afternoon at the old Fastow’s 5&10 Store in Haddon Heights.
In between and after the speeches, he’ll hit a few diners, including Westville’s Gateway Diner.
The Republican hopeful won’t stop at the Wednesday swing-around-the-state tour, on Thursday he plans to hold press conferences with Republican leaders in Mount Laurel, Toms River, Lincroft, Cranford and Mountain Lakes.
Christie faces former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, Morris County Assemblyman Rick Merkt, and Franklin Township Mayor Brian Levine in the GOP primary.
Democratic Gov. Corzine said he’s running for re-election and no major opposition has surfaced.