Current Events: U.S./US elections
This is a question as regards the US elections. It is a question around holding office and running for office, taking the example below....
e.g. Chris Christie is Governor of New Jersey. If hypothetically he became Donald Trump's running mate, would he have to resign from that post to run as VP from the word go or resign if they were to win in November ? With Thanks.
One is a Federal Office with its own rules and regulations, which are enumerated in the U.S. Constitution. The other is a State office with its own set of rules and laws.
There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that I know of that would preclude Christie from holding both offices. What it says in New Jersey may be another matter. From a practical point of view, if he didn't resign from being Governor, they probably would impeach him for abandoning his post in New Jersey, and appoint someone to replace him.