Chris Christie Makes Big Ad Buy on Fox News

By Mark Joyella 

Gov. Chris Christie has no intentions of losing his place on stage at Fox News’ upcoming GOP debate; he’s making a major ad buy to cement his status in the top tier of candidates.

The New York Times reports the New Jersey governor has purchased $250,000 worth of ad time on Fox News:

The ad buy starts on Friday and goes through Aug. 9. Because Fox will use the candidates’ standing in national polls to whittle down a field of 16 Republican candidates, the exposure that comes from a national cable television buy is extremely valuable.

And while Mr. Christie’s standing in the top 10 is fairly sturdy — but not guaranteed — this ad buy is aimed to help buttress his standing.