Website Launched to Urge New Jersey's Chris Christie to Run for President in 2012

Oct 14, 2010, 06:00 ET from Will Collect Names to Draft Garden State Governor

RIVERTON, N.J., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new website was launched today to collect support from Americans to draft New Jersey Christopher J. Christie to run for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2012. The site was launched by former New Jersey Republican Assembly Executive Director Donald Sico, who has no affiliation with Governor Christie or the New Jersey Republican Party.

The website allows citizens to fill out a form and join like-minded people who believe that the Garden State's governor is the Republican Party's best candidate for President in 2012.

"I know Chris does not want to run," said Sico. "We have to make him run because quite frankly he is the right person for the job at the right time. America has never needed someone with his fiscal commonsense than she does right now."

Sico explained that the website does not and will not solicit any advertising. He said no donations will be collected and the lists of supporters will ONLY be given to Governor Christie. A simple introductory message leads viewers to a form to register their support. There are no videos, links to articles or photographs, save one of the Governor.

"This is not fancy. The website is intended for one purpose and one purpose only: to collect thousands of names of those Americans who want Chris Christie to run for President," Sico added. "This is an urgent matter. We have precious little time to convince him and precious little time to get the United States back on sure financial ground."

Sico said the website was timed to launch on the 365th birthday of founder of the city of Philadelphia, William Penn, October 14th.

"We have about a year - 365 days - to sway Chris," he said. "What better day to launch this effort than on the birthday of the man who founded the very city which gave birth to the greatest nation on earth."

Sico said the website would post frequent updates on the number who register their support. "Quite honestly, we need tens of thousands of people to join us," he said. "A few hundred or a few thousand will not do it. This needs to be a movement."

Contact: Donald Sico 856-314-8066