category, with Sen. Marco Rubio. (If Christie wasn't already there.) According to the Washington Post (my emphasis):
The Senate gun control compromise failed, but that hasn’t stopped
individual states from pursuing their own solutions. Connecticut,
Colorado, New York and Maryland have passed new gun control laws, and
joining them soon is New Jersey, where Governor Chris Christie has announced his support
for a proposal to expand background checks for gun purchases, to
require parental consent for minors to buy violent video games, to ban
purchases of particular rifles, and to make it easier for courts and
individuals to commit “potentially dangerous” people to mental health
treatment against their will.
Ding! Disqualified. (Thanks for coming in, though.)
Oh, well; there's always 2020. The GOP may be ready for a moderate by then.