In a homecoming fit for a former class president, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrived at Livingston High School Tuesday to announce that he was running for a different post: president of the United States. Google’s media team provided msnbc with the top 10 questions about Christie that people searched for following his campaign launch. Here are those questions, along with answers:
1. How old is Chris Christie?
Christie is 52 years old. He was born on September 6, 1962, in Newark, New Jersey.
2. Is Chris Christie Republican?
Yes. Christie is a member of the Republican Party and is running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
3. How much weight has Chris Christie lost?
Christie underwent lap-band surgery in February 2013. In September 2014, he shared with conservative donors that he had, up to that point, lost at least 85 pounds. Christie has not disclosed any numbers to the public.
4. How much does Christ Christie weigh?
Christie has not shared how much he currently weighs or what he weighed before his surgery. But in an interview with TODAY’s Matt Lauer in April 2015, he said that the surgery was “the best thing that I’ve ever done for my health. And I look back on it now and wish I’d done it years ago.”
5. How old are Chris Christie’s kids?
Bridget is 11 years old; Patrick is 14 years old; Sarah is 19 years old; and Andrew is 21 years old.
6. Who is Chris Christie?
Christie is a Republican politician who currently serves as governor of New Jersey. He has also served as the United States attorney for New Jersey and chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
7. How many kids does Chris Christie have?
Christie has four children with his wife Mary Pat: Andrew, Sarah, Patrick and Bridget. Andrew is a rising senior at Princeton University, and Sarah attends the University of Notre Dame.
8. How tall is Chris Christie?
Christie is 5’ 11”. He is one inch taller than Marco Rubio, and four inches shorter than Jeb Bush.
9. Where did Chris Christie go to high school?
Christie attended Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey. While there, he served as his class president. He announced Tuesday that he is running for president of the United States at his alma mater on June 30, 2015.
10. Is Chris Christie Catholic?
Yes. Christie is a devout Roman Catholic.