TRENTON (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie embarked on a TV blitz Thursday as he works to gain traction in his 2016 Republican presidential primary campaign.

Gov. Chris Christie

Christie appeared on a handful of morning shows on different networks that included participating in a focus group and taking questions from voters on the Fox News show "Fox & Friends."

During the appearances, Christie stressed his law enforcement background, and argued that the president has allowed a sense of lawlessness to prevail.

A super PAC supporting Christie's bid also announced its second television advertisement. It features Christie railing against the Iran nuclear deal at one of his many town hall events in the early-voting state of New Hampshire, where Christie has been spending significant time.

The New Jersey governor, who was courted by big dollar donors to run four years ago, has been struggling to gain momentum in a crowded field of competitors that is currently being dominated by billionaire businessman Donald Trump.

While early national polls are notoriously unreliable, they have taken on special significance this year because they are being used by television networks to determine which 10 candidates make it onto the main stage during early debates.

Christie will also be appearing on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Monday, an NBC spokeswoman confirmed.



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